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905 Wood Teko 16cm

$36.10

Availability: 1 in stock SKU: WM905 Category:

Description

Tekoteko in Maori tradition was those freestanding figures that stood on top of carved meeting houses: Marae. Most of these figures had a stance that represented a position in a Haka, or a fighting stance, with a weapon. The purpose of the Tekoteko was to overlook the forecourt in front of a carved house and challenge any visitors to the tribe. If the visitors were deemed to be friendly, Tekoteko would then offer protection.

Hand carved in New Zealand, with NZ native timber and paua shell.

Dimensions:

160x35x35 mm

Wood masters

905

*Price shown excludes NZ GST

Additional information

Weight 0.20 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 20 cm

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