movement and energy
The intricate surface-patterning on this patu (traditional weapon) made of native kōwhai speaks powerfully to movement and energy. A patu is a stunning acknowledgement of a coming of age, a graduation, or a significant achievement.
The pākati (notches) and haehae (lines) which reference whakapapa, form a koru or spiral, bringing out the concepts of energy, potential, constant movement. This is a precious taonga from tohunga whakairo Michael Matchitt to hand down through the generations.
31cm x 9cm x 2cm 207g