Wood Tekoteko 23CM
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Wood carved Tekoteko with paua eyes. Approximately 23x 7 x 45 cm. Made in New Zealand with real timber.
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.
|Dimensions||20 × 20 × 20 cm|