MAORI WEAPONS FROM NEW ZEALAND. Mata-Kautete are very rare short, saw-like Maori weapons made by fastening sharks teeth to a wooden haft.
Measure: 17inches L by 5 1/2W. Mira-Tuatini are similar, but with two jagged shark tooth lined edges.The Maori like other Polynesians believed that objects could gain a life of their own. They were capable of absorbing mana and were not just things use to fight but objects with spiritual power. The carvings found on weapons are not decoration they give power to these objects.
There are four broad classes of Maori weapon. Short striking weapons Hand Clubs. The item "Vtg Maori Hand Carved Weapon (Tiger Shark-Tooth Club)Abalone Shell New Zealand" is in sale since Monday, July 16, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "pacificartisan" and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.