Hinged Gift Box (3 Inlay Patterns)7.11a
A wooden hinged lid gift box with Tui, Fern leaf or Pohutukawa flower Inlays and Paua shell.
140mm x 50mm (5.5 Inches x 2 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.