Two inlaid discs of paua shell feature to opposing sides above the faces, while a band of diamonds and spirals adorns the base of the handle. This intricately carved piece culminates in a pointed end with a rounded terminal handle forming the top. Appealing ridges to the handle and pointed tip indicate the timber has been hand hewn. This exceptional Maori weaving peg is presented in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, breaks or repairs.There are light signs of age which add an appealing character to this authentically vintage example. The timber remains well-nourished and has developed a lovely warm red-tinged mellow patina that only time can bring. The inlaid paua shells remain secure. This exquisite vintage piece has been well cared for and presents spectacularly. This piece has a magnificent feel and is an absolute delight to hold.
This superb Maori weaving peg measures approx 455mms in length. Maori turuturu were used to pin the garment in place as it was being woven, their often ornate decoration illustrates a ritual significance. Garment weaving was conducted by women and was a highly formalised process learned over many years. The left-hand peg was always left plain, whilst the right hand was carved and dedicated to the lunar goddess, Hine-te-iwaiwa. Pieces such as this rarely come onto the market, so don't miss this opportunity to acquire an exceptional Maori artefact.
Please take the time to view the equally impressive Maori God Stick we also currently have listed. Both of these magnificent pieces were acquired from the same private estate.
This exceptional example would make an outstanding addition to any Maori, Pacific Islands, Oceanic or Tribal art collection! Rest assured, all items are professionally packaged to the highest of standards! International buyers are most welcome. Sorry, no personal cheques accepted.
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Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's.The item "VINTAGE MAORI WEAVING PEG GOD STICK CARVED WOOD NEW ZEALAND TRIBAL turuturu TIKI" is in sale since Thursday, March 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Cultural, Religious\Pacific". The seller is "threetreefrogs" and is located in melbourne. This item can be shipped worldwide.