Taiaha on stand

Maori Arts Gallery

Taiaha on stand

The traditional Māori staff is a close combat weapon of authority, used to both attack and defend.

The Taiaha consists of the tinana (body), upoko (head, representing an ancestor), arero (tongue, used to thrust and jab). Usually adorned with feathers which was used to distract the opponent during battle.

Provides protection, balance, coordination and strength.

Taiaha: Pine wood with pounamu arero- 37cm

Stand: Pine wood length -37cm

Please note- each carved piece is handmade and unique so made differ slightly to the one pictured

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