VINTAGE HANDCARVED WOODEN MAORI TIKI HOE DANCE PADDLE PAUA SHELL NEW ZEALAND. IMPRESSIVE VINTAGE HAND CARVED MAORI PADDLE (HOE). Presenting an exceptionally fine vintage Maori dance paddle expertly hand carved from one solid piece of native timber. This exquisite piece has been beautifully decorated with a finely detailed Tiki to the front face of the blade. The Tiki is patterned with intricate tattoo inspired diamond and spiralling designs and features a large protruding tongue and inlaid paua shell eyes.
The carving is exceptionally fine and beautifully detailled. A series of carved diagonal lines adorn the front of the handle and an inlaid paua shell disc contained within circular bands adorns the butt. Three simple angular lines adorn the reverse side of the blade.
This fabulous Maori paddle is presented in very vintage condition with no breaks, cracks or repairs. There are incredibly minor light scuffs to the timber which has developed a lovely mellow patina that only time can bring. The paua discs are secure, free from cracks and exhibit some nice age.
This piece has been very well cared for and presents spectacularly. This impressive paddle measures approx 465mms in length and 80mms in width. This magnificent piece would make a fine addition to any Kiwiana, Maori, Pacific Islands, Oceanic, Tiki or Tribal art collection! A fabulous feature for any Tiki inspired decor or modern, contemporary, eclectic designed space. A perfect gift idea for any discerning admirer of fine quality, artistically designed hand crafted objects.
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The seller is "threetreefrogs" and is located in melbourne. This item can be shipped worldwide.