Large Flower Jade Wahaika Club on Display Stand by Adam White
An absolutely stunning one of a kind Wahaika war club hand carved in New Zealand Flower Jade or Pounamu and resting on a wooden base with jade support by master carver Adam White.
This is the real thing, it is a thick fully rounded 3D form which is beautifully balanced and just cries out to be touched.
285mm Long (11.3 Inches)
This is a one of a kind collectors piece that will never be repeated so it will be removed from our gallery permanently when sold.
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The Maori people being fierce warriors used a wide range of hand weapons.
The Wahaika is one of the many forms of fighting club used by Maori warriors and was reserved for only the highest ranking and most respected fighters. It is often given as a ceremonial piece on special occasions.
The carved figure on the edge represents either a sacred ancestor or the god of war. The Wahaika was held so that the figure faced the warrior so it could see over his shoulder to protect his back.