Carved Tiki Wakahuia
A carved traditional Wakahuia box with Tiki and Koru carvings.
210mm Long (8.25 Inches)
The Wakahuia is a sacred vessel such as a canoe or anything designed to carry and protect sacred objects.
The Wakahuia then is a sacred carved box which was used for storing valuables "Taonga" such as special carvings or the feathers of the Huia bird worn on ceremonial occasions.
The Tiki design represents knowledge and a connection to ancestry