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Kakauroa - long handled axe early example with early iron trade axe head, shaft carved with figures, koru design with pataki and single and double heihei lines, shaft end carved with traditional taiaha style tongue, rich dark brown patina, length 102.5 cm
Taiaha. Finely carved head offering an elaborate forehead with recessed paua eyes with incised lines. Strongly carved nose with upper lip offering dog tooth notching. Tongue is beautifully executed, the large strike blade finely tapers out to a rounded end
Chiefly Taiaha. The taiaha is a traditional Maori weapon usually between five to six feet (1.5 to 1.8 m) in length. It is a wooden close-quarters weapon used for short sharp strikes or stabbing thrusts. It has three main parts. The arero (tongue) used for
An old large Maori carved figured post, the tall stylised figure with detailed moko, pronounced arched back with his right leg upon a further stylised head, he holds a taiaha to his right hand and a raised mere to his left, further stylised figures to the
Taiaha. Softly carved offering swept back forehead with raised eyes. Tongue is tightly executed and terminates into angular tip. The strike blade is finely balanced and completed with round form tip and a rich brown patina. Length 162 cm. Width 6.5 cm.
Chiefly taiaha, intricately carved tongue with haehae and pakati notching, strong mouth with spiral carving leading to a well defined nose and eyes which are missing paua inlays. Well balance flattened cylindrical shaft leading to a flared striking edge th
An excellent late 18th century Maori fighting staff (taiaha), with beautifully stone-carved tongue, paua shell eyes (one eye broken in half). Nice heavy weight. Has the remains of some tie knots that would have contained the rare Maori dog fur and minute t
An extremely rare historical contact period Maori wooden fighting staff (taiaha). This fine quality piece has original Maori dog hair tassels and native bird feathers around the throat. It also has a red army cloth which family believed May have come from
A magnificent late 18th or early 19th century Maori wooden taiaha, in mint condition with 71 Maori dog hair tassels and rare extinct bird feathers. Carved head with paua shell serrated eyes. Provenance: The vendor's great uncle returned from World War I wi
Whalebone taiaha fragment fully carved tongue and mouth decorated with H'h' and dog tooth notching. Raised nose and two incised eyes. Pierced hole for suspension. Weathered dry patina. Length 16 cm. Width 4.8 cm
Chiefly taiaha This piece offers significant size and presence. The arero (tongue) is elaborately decorated with fine and highly skilled triple h'h' and pakati carving. Abstracted teeth forms accentuate the mouth. Large serrated paua-shell eyes in oval for
Taiaha Strongly carved head with circular inset eyes, strongly carved nose and upper lip. Tongue beautifully executed and terminating in a sharp tip. Blade is heavy and finely balanced. Rich, dark-brown patina. Length 160 cm. Width 6 cm
Taiaha well-carved head with circular paua inlaid eyes, strongly carved nose and upper lip. Tongue beautifully executed with soft carving. Blade is finely balanced. Rich, dark-brown patina. Length 165 cm. Width 5.5 cm
Taiaha well-carved head with circular inset eyes, strongly carved nose and upper lip. Tongue beautifully executed and terminating in a sharp tip. Blade is finely balanced. Rich, dark-brown patina. Battle damage to top of tongue and lower blade. Length 181
Early taiaha, a well-carved head with ovoid raised eyes. Strongly carved nose and upper lip; tongue is beautifully executed and terminates in a sharp tip. Short strike blade is finely balanced and completed with broad, round-form tip. Soft, red-brown patin
Taiaha finely executed head with circular paua inlaid eyes, strongly carved nose and upper lip. Tongue beautifully executed and terminating in a sharp tip. Delicate blade, which is finely balanced. Rich, dark-brown patina. Length 164 cm. Width 5 cm
Early child's taiaha, of early manufacture and finely carved head offering an elaborately swept-back forehead with raised circular recessed eyes. Strongly carved nose and tongue is beautifully executed and terminates with a pointed tip. The blade is well b
Rare chiefly taiaha. The taiaha is a traditional Maori weapon usually between five to six feet (1.5 to 1.8 m) in length. It is a wooden close-quarters weapon used for short sharp strikes or stabbing thrusts. It has three main parts. The arero (tongue) used
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