A MAORI TAIAHA CLUB
Provenance: Aaron Goode
The Taiaha was the most widely favored of the three types of two-handed long clubs used by Maori. This weapon was a “weapon of authority,“ which was used by chiefs in both attacks and defence. The taiaha was used to distract an opponent thanks to the tufts of feathers that were placed around the neck of the weapon.
Fully carved at the front and partially at the back side
Maori, New Zeeland, 19th century
Wood, 147 cm
Price: on request