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Wood Tekoteko 14cm

$36.10

SKU: WM908 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 crved 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:

140x35x35 mm

Wood masters

908

*Price shown exclude NZ GST

Additional information

Weight 0.20 kg
Dimensions 0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 cm

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