kotiate (club) - Maori artefacts
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A 19th century wooden carved
Maori kotiate, remnants of wax in the eyes, with paua shell inlays. Fully carved with human faces. Carved face to butt with protruding tongue. Length 35 cm.
An 18th century Patu Onewa
(stone club) three grooves to butt. Has a crack to the cutting edge, but has been expertly repaired. Length 34.5 cm.
A Maori carved patu onewa
(stone hand club) of good proportions, traditional form with spatulate tapered blade, reduced grip, the butt end with four concave curved bands, hour-glass suspension hole, matt polished finish. Length 35.7 cm. Not registered
An old Maori carved patu paraoa
(whalebone hand club), the traditional wide spatulate blade with remains of old label, tapered grip, ovoid butt end forming to a point, counter sunk suspension hole, semi-polished finish. Length 40.5 cm. Provenance: Old labe
A late 19th century Maori
carved kotiate, Whakairo carving to both sides, the lower blade with Koruru mask, linial and notch framing, mask to butt end, linial and notch detail to the grip, paua inset eyes (one missing), dark semi-matt patina
, finely carved with a beautifully symmetrical blade above a tubular handle with a powerfully resolved manaia form which guards the Kotiate and its master. Legend has it that a chief carrying such weapon would often challenge the opposing chi
An early/mid-19th century Maori
carved patuki (wooden hand club) 'Of a Higher Ranking Person', the square section blade with fine linial and notch repeat carving and with a band of 12 detailed manaia and koruru masks, lobed grip and a stylised full head ca
, flat and broad with basic carving to the butt of the handle. Proceeds will be donated to the Christchurch earthquake relief effort. Height 31.5 cm. Width 14.5 cm.
, a narrow club with manaia form to the incurve. Proceeds will be donated to the Christchurch earthquake relief effort. Height 33.5 cm. Width 8.5 cm.
, with beautifully precise carving including triple haehae lines and dog-tooth notching to the balde and manaia head to the handle. Proceeds will be donated to the Christchurch earthquake relief effort. Height 29.5 cm. Width 13 cm.
, finely carved in a formal manner the beautifully symmetrical blade offers a complex triple haehae and pakati surface design which reflects the work of a master carver, the shaft hold a finely worn patina suggesting great age and use. a powe
Patu onewa-stone hand club
, the slender oval argillite blade reducing to the grip section, the handle with pieced hourglass suspension hole, terminating in a rounded butt with three curved lineage lines (chipped to the blade edge). Length 30.5 cm W.8 cm
A fine 18th centurypatu paraoa
-whale bone hand club, the large, well balanced broad oval shaped blade gracefully reducing to the grip section, the handle with pierced countersunk suspension hole, terminating in seven well defined ridges. Length 44 cm W. 1
19th century Maori whalebone
kotiate (short club). Two figures carved on each side of the blade, paua shell eye insets (one missing). Manaia carved butt, with wax infill eyes. Length 34.5 cm. (Ex Webster part 1, November 2002 auction)
Early 19th century Maori wooden
short club (wahaika). Carved human figure (marakihau) on incurve and a carved head to butt. Knots in pohutukawa wood and wood is a bit stressed. Sometime in 19th century a steel-bit hole has been drilled. Length 35 cm
Whalebone - Kotiate
, of balanced proportions with carved manaia head and inlayed eyes. Length 33 cm. Width 14.3 cm
Wahaika - wooden short hand
club, of large proportions with carved figure to incurve, with hands resting on the torso, the handle has a suspension hole for attachment. Variated mid-brown patina. Early 20th century length 38 cm. Width 16.5 cm
Patu Onewa - stone short hand
club, a fine stone club, smoothly finished, hourglass hole terminating into base with three ridged butt. 19th century. Length 32 cm. Width 8 cm
Superb Wahaika - wooden short
hand club, all-over deep relief, offering curved triple ridge h'h' and dog-tooth notching extending into fish-scale h'h' form; five circles to either side framed with dog-tooth and triple h'h'. Masterfully carved female manaia
18th century part of an ancient
whale bone hand club (Patu Pararoa). It has probably been buried in a swamp or submerged at sea. This piece is the blade end with four holes drilled at a later stage, having probably been adapted for another use. If complete
Contact period Maori wooden
club (kotiate). Fiddle shape with good patina, stone carved human head motif with paua shell eyes on butt. Round handle and good weight, inscribed, 'From Hawkes Bay?. Length 32 cm
Late pre-European 18th century
Maori wooden short club (wahaika). Carved human figure (marakihau) on incurve and a carved head to the butt. Round suspension hole, excellent patina to handle. Length 42 cm
A Maori club, of bone
, the ovoid section shaft decorated with incised circular motifs with ancestor head at terminal, New Zealand , 59 cm
Patu Paraoa - whale jaw bone
hand club, with a flared bulbous blade moving to a finely shaped handle with concentric ring to base of handle, the broad flat blade with gracefully rounded end and sloping sides, tapering to a short handle with pierced square
Prestigious Patu Paraoa - whale
jaw bone hand club, exquisite example in extended ovoid form. Well balanced blade extended downwards through soft shouldered handle. Sized to accommodate large physique. Hourglass suspension hole. Base of handle expressive s
Patu Paraoa - whale bone hand
club, orthodox form. Flat oval cross section. Concentric three lineage grooves to base of handle. Rough hour glass suspension hole, late 18th century. Provenance: available upon request. Length 37.6 cm. Width 9.8 cm
A rare and tiny whalebone Patu
club with metal inlaid diamonds, spades, heart, clubs and dice on both sides, see photo. One side has clubs missing. H. 7 cm
A Maori stone patu Whitau/Fibre
Beater of circular club like shape with reduction to grip. All over polish and pitted surface. Length 24 cm. Diameter 8 cm.
A late 18th century quality
whalebone Maori club (patu paraoa) with four grooves, square thong hole. (Thick body when viewed side on). Length 35.2 cm. weight 657.5gm
A 20th century ornate wood
carved Wahaika (hand club) Rotorua, the blade all-over carved combining the rauponga and whakarare style and dark stained as is the backbone of the mania figure to the inturn, and the butt knob carved with a manaia's head, paua s
18th century Maori wooden club
(wahaika), good quality, heavy weight, figure on the side has paua eyes. Slight very old chip in the blade. Overall worn condition in keeping with its age. Length 36 cm
Maori Whalebone (hoeroa)
throwing club, late 19th or early 20th century (made from the lower jaw of the sperm whale). Carved end with paua shell eyes and spiral carving half way down. Length 135 cm
Carved Maori wooden long club
(toki Kakauroa) Steel axe head (rusty), the shaft beautifully carved all over with 8 tiki figures with paua shell eyes. Length 103 cm
Maori contact period 19th
century wooden long club (Toki Kakauroa) with steel axe head, (axe head has manufacturers stamp on it but hard to read). Length 117 cm