Wakahuia (Treasure Box) with Tiki 870 Wood Carving

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$193.50
These treasure boxes are well carved and much treasured, being handed down from generation to generation. They are surrounded by a halo of Tapu, or sacred power, which is derived from the mana, or prestige, of former owners. The tapu of a wakahuia is especially great because it will have held...
$193.50

These treasure boxes are well carved and much treasured, being handed down from generation to generation. They are surrounded by a halo of Tapu, or sacred power, which is derived from the mana, or prestige, of former owners. The tapu of a wakahuia is especially great because it will have held objects associated with the head such as pendants, combs and huia feathers. Wakahuia often had knob-like handles on each end with which they were suspended from the roof for safe keeping. 

Approx: 21cm x 10cm x 9cm.

Made in New Zealand

As each piece is individually carved there will be some minor variations in colour, size and detail.

Woodmasters:

Over the last 50 years Wood Masters Ltd has diversified from furniture making to producing high class wooden souvenirs and 21st keys here in Rotorua.  We have successfully combined Whakairo (the Art of Maori Carving) with fine European craftsmanship to represent New Zealand’s unique cultural heritage in our high quality work, using locally trained carvers with traditional techniques alongside other expert woodworkers with different technical skills.  Our concern for the environment and a sense of Kaitiakitanga (stewardship) guides us in the careful selection of renewable timbers and careful handling of waste products.


Please note:  This product is also being sold in our physical shop. As much as we try to keep stock up to date on our website, we may get it wrong. If we are out of stock we will either get it in for you or refund you. If you would like to check before purchasing that we have it available, please call us on 04-380 9689.

 

Wakahuia (Treasure Box) with Tiki 870 Wood Carving
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