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A Maori Taiaha
Fighting staff
New Zealand

A Maori Taiaha Fighting staff New Zealand patu mere www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good and large Maori Staff, Taiaha.

This example measures just over 162cms long and just under 7cms wide across the rau.
The entire staff displays a warm but dry pleasing age patina with a few small blemishes to the base of the rau and several cracks throughout the tinana.
The upoko and arero(head and tongue) show fine carvings and remain in very good condition.
The eye sockets have long lost the paua inlay on one side but do retain the paua inlay to the other.

A good rare fighting staff of the New Zealand Maori, circa mid 19th century.