Vintage Mori Carved Wooden Wahaika. This battle club, made likely in the late 19. Century, features hypnotic, meticulously carved designs and two Pua snail inlays.
The nacreous inlays are particularly brilliant and luminous, and the wood has a chocolate, dark brown, even finish. The club is made from a single piece of carved wood. This exceptional example is in NEAR MINT condition! It has no major flaws, damages, or repairs, and shows only the most minor surface wear.
Under close inspection, there is some exceedingly light surface wear to the butt and handle of the club and one tiny area at the end of the first lobe that either might be a nick or part of the carved design. The blade has retained almost the entirety of its edge, with two- or three-minute bumps. Length: 13.3 (34 cm) Max Width: 5.5 (14 cm) Weight: 224 g. Your item will come from a pet and smoke-free home.
If you are not satisfied, please let me know and allow me the opportunity to make it right. Thank you for looking and I look forward to having your business! It is your responsibility to return the item to me in the same condition it was sent to you. The item "NEAR MINT Maori New Zealand Hand Carved Wahaika Club Paua Inlays Kotiate Vintage" is in sale since Thursday, December 3, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "certainlybenbetter" and is located in North Ridgeville, Ohio.This item can be shipped worldwide.