Carved Maori Taiaha / Fighting Staff (Greenstone & Wood)

Carved Maori Taiaha / Fighting Staff (Greenstone & Wood)

Pounamu (jade) tiki symbol necklaces by master carver Ewan Parker.  Much like the leprechaun of Ireland these little buddies sponsor luck and fortune among the Maori of New Zealand.

4 Maori Symbol Necklaces and their Meanings

Pounamu (jade) tiki symbol necklaces by master carver Ewan Parker. Much like the leprechaun of Ireland these little buddies sponsor luck and fortune among the Maori of New Zealand.

©Theresa Reihana - | Maori | Art | Painting | Kowhaiwhai |

©Theresa Reihana - | Maori | Art | Painting | Kowhaiwhai |

The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor.  In Maori Weapons the tongue represents oratory skills, the eyes to keep alert, and the feathers adorn the head to distract opponents. The Taiaha is a very special Maori Carving and a treasure that is passed down from generation to generation.

The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor. In Maori Weapons the tongue represents oratory skills, the eyes to keep alert, and the feathers adorn the head to distract opponents. The Taiaha is a very special Maori Carving and a treasure that is passed down from generation to generation.

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