Hand-carved Mere or Patu-Matai Timber-Made in New Zealand by Rotorua Art Agency
Beautiful piece made by the Maori People of New Zealand. Tiki Totems have Paua shell eyes. This is more of a typical version of the Maori fighting club with the beautiful carving. A patu is a club or pounder used by the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. The word patu in the Maori language means to strike, hit, beat, or subdue. These were carried into battle usually stuck in the back of the belt. Made from the native matai wood as noted on the original tag. Please ask any questions/look at all pictures carefully BEFORE purchasing. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands".
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