A full sized hand carved traditional stone Wahaika war club resting on a wooden base. This stunning and extremely rare work of art is hand carved in Onewa stone with bone inlays and is a collectors piece in the true sense.
This is a full sized war club and is perfectly formed and balanced so it is not just for show, it is the real thing and deadly in the right hands. Size: 360mm Long (14 Inches).
The Maori people being fierce warriors used a wide range of hand weapons. The Wahaika is one of the many forms of fighting club used by Maori warriors and was reserved for only the highest ranking and most respected fighters.
It is often given as a ceremonial piece on special occasions. The carved figure on the edge represents either a sacred ancestor or the god of war. The Wahaika was held so that the figure faced the warrior so it could see over his shoulder to protect his back. Check out for other works from New Zealand craftsmen in our catalog. Please refer to pictures and judge by yourself, if you have any questions just ask and we'll be very happy to assist you.
By subscribing to our Newsletter you will receive the latest info about our incomparable auctions, preference bonus and more benefits! So please visit our store now and see why we represent a magnificent choice when it comes to FineOnline Auctions.
The item "Large Carved Stone Wahaika War Club, New Zealand authentic, COLLECTORS PIECE" is in sale since Thursday, November 9, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Australian". The seller is "thecollectionexperts" and is located in Manukau.
This item can be shipped worldwide.