Large Waka War Canoe Sculpture, New Zealand Made, Maori Canoe Miniature. Beautiful ornate carved wooden Waka (War Canoe) sculpture.
Traditional Miniature made in New Zealand. 410mm Long (16.4 Inches). The Waka is commonly known as a canoe but in reality Waka means "Sacred Vessel" The Maori long canoes were very sacred and carried the spirits of the warriors and chiefs who carved and used them. Waka or carved wooden containers were also used for storing sacred items such as ceremonial Huia feathers "Wakahuia" bone needles and spear tips or carvings.
The great war canoes are actually WakaTaua, outrigger canoes are WakaAma, Ocean going canoes are WakaTete and your true home or place of origin is Wakaianga. Check out for other works from New Zealand craftsmen in our catalog. Please refer to pictures and judge by yourself, if you have any questions just ask and we'll be very happy to assist you. By subscribing to our Newsletter you will receive the latest info about our incomparable auctions, preference bonus and more benefits! So please visit our store now and see why we represent a magnificent choice when it comes to FineOnline Auctions.