Wahaika Puhoro Mangeao

Wahaika Puhoro Mangeao

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1,800 NZ
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1,800 NZ
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the speed and drive to move forward

This wahaika kotiate is ornately carved. The beautiful flowing nature of the form is embellished with a stylised wheku (head) which would traditionally have acted as a guardian for its carrier.  The puhoro surface pattern is often seen on tā moko and carved on the front of waka, symbolising speed and forward movement.

Mangeao is a native timber, and this piece was recovered from whenua in Maniapoto lovingly cared fro by 5 generations of the same whānau. 

500mm x 100mm x 25mm 2.5kg