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Taiaha, D32.1669

Physical Description

Wooden taiaha without feathers and paua shell eye inserts missing. Two finely executed and matching double spirals on both sides of arero - tongue. Highly polished surface on forehead and blade. Polishing scratches run diagonally on wider blade end and longitudinal as blade narrows.Only 1/2 the head is carved - eyebrows, eyes and mouth. Rounded base.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 1420 x 52 x 28mm

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