The main feature was a carved recumbent tiki figure with inlaid paua shell eyes, on the inner edge, of the handle, that represented an effigy of a sacred ancestor or Tu or Tumatauenga The God of War. The Wahaika was held so that the effigy figure could see over the warrior's shoulder to protect his back hence the paua shell eyes on the back edge!, and the front of the club has the sharper edge. The Maori people being fierce warriors used a wide range of hand weapons. The Wahaika is one of the several different fighting clubs used by Maori warriors. And was reserved for only the highest-ranking and most respected fighters. It is often given as a ceremonial piece on special occasions.
Clubs, Spears, and Masks are traditionally used in performances with elaborate costumed dancers, vibrant music and choreographed dance. The Maori, Polynesians, and Melanesians in the Oceanic region, all believed that weapons were not just things use to fight but objects that possessed a spiritual power. The specific carvings on weapons are designed to give power to these objects and gain a life of their own, capable of absorbing the mana (A supernatural power that can be inherited or transmitted). If this is not for you I also have other interesting and unusual Wood Art items in my shop.
Please CLINK ON the FOLLOWING LINK to go to my store to see the full range. This Maori War Club is Vintage 80s, Pre-Owned and it is in Very Good Condition. There is no damage to the wood, the carving and the inlaid paua shell eyes # Please note: The Photographs form part of the description; Super-sized photos can show up the finer details and conditions. Photos do not show the actual size so please read the description page to get the exact measurements. Colours may display differently, depending on your computer and settings.
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HEIGHT: 34 cm / 13.38. WIDTH: 14.5 cm / 5.70 (From).
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We love Art, Antiques, Militaria, Vintage Collectables and Handcrafted Items and are avid collectors of unusual art crafted from Natural Materials. We restore some of our antique pieces, where we can, any restoration work will be noted in the description. I have a large range which is predominately Militaria, and Metal Craft, such as Bronze, Brass, Copper, Silver, Silver Plate, Pewter and Cast Iron.We also stock Carved Wood and Stone, Art, Studio & Antique Pottery, in fact, nearly everything is handmade from Natural Materials and especially unusual items. Such as Statues, Figurines, Sculptures, Door Hardware, Vases, Hollowware, and Flat Ware. We also sell NEW handmade Fashion items such as Hand Knitted Novelty Wool Hats and Beanies, Hemp, Silk, Velvet and Cotton Bags, Purses and Wallets. If for whatever reason you cannot go ahead with the sale, that's OK but please contact me and I can cancel the sale. You will not get an unpaid strike. Free Post Listing is not available outside of Australia. A signature is an optional extra (please contact me if you want a Signature included). Please contact me for details. OVERSIZE ITEMS: Items that weigh over 20 kg cannot be posted. Items over 105 cm in Length cannot be posted. Most of my items do not have original packaging and I use new heavy-duty bubble wrap and recycled cardboard, and paper as my packing materials. Australia Post does not offer a fragile service so items cannot be covered for damage in transit.
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