Antiques, Fine Art & Collectibles. Vintage Maori Wooden Tiki Face Box Waka Huia Hand Carved Art Paua Shell Inlay NZ. DESCRIPTION Vintage hand carved Maori tribal wooden Waka huia box. Inlaid with Paua shells for the eyes this ethnographic Tiki face storage box was hand made by native Maori carvers in New Zealand in the 1930's/40's. Waka huia are sacred carved wooden storage boxes in which are kept very special and precious items and gifts.In ancient times they were often used to store the feathers of the Huia bird which were worn on only the most special of occasions. A great addition to any native wood carving or indigenous Oceanic art collection. These would make a great holiday or birthday gift idea.
MEASUREMENTS Box measures 5" long by 4.5" wide by 2 tall and weighs 7oz. CONDITION This box is in good condition considering age and use (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).Yesteryear Essentials is a local, independent family run antiques store in Los Angeles, CA. It was established in 2011 by me (Pearse) and my wife (Sinead). Whether you are looking to enhance your home decor or are an avid collector, we try to have something wonderful in stock for everyone. The item "Vintage Maori Wooden Tiki Face Box Waka Huia Hand Carved Art Paua Shell Inlay NZ" is in sale since Friday, December 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "pearsefee" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.