It is carved in natural unbleached bone so retains the original colours, textures and character.
Complete with a waxed braid cord and carved bone toggle, it also includes a traditional style woven presentation pouch and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
70mm Long (2.75 Inches)
Includes Free Postal Delivery Worldwide.
This is a one of a kind piece that will never be repeated and will be permanently removed from our gallery when sold.
This design represents the adze which was used to carve the great canoes and also to cut and work timber for the fortresses or Pahs in which the Maori lived. It was such an important tool in Maori life that it became regarded as a symbol of power, authority and good character. It is also the mark of the craftsman and artist bringing together head, hand and heart.