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New Zealand Pounamu Small Mere with Black Cord
This is a very unique small jade mere. It has been hand carved by Mountain Jade carvers from a piece of jade which is mix of earthy tones, including yellows, greens and browns.
Dark stained wood wahaika decorated all over with an amalgam of…
Dark stained wood wahaika decorated all over with an amalgam of surface carving including kowhaiwhai and rauponga, the forward projecting figure to the blade edge based on a tau-ihu (canoe prow), the terminal knob carved as a koruru profile head with inlaid paua shell eyes and with a flax cord. 38 cm. Length
There is a show called deadliest warrior where they test weapons and armor with fancy technology and science. They use ballistic gel which simulates the density and viscosity of human flesh. Here is a bullet piercing the gel and showing hydrostatic shock. They also use animal carcasses like sides of beef and torsos of pig which also simulate human tissue. Than they use weapons from the ancient and modern world of war on these items to see what they can do. This interests me but not Loo, so I…
Patu Wood Carving | Shop New Zealand
The Patu belongs to the Meremere family of weapons. This Maori War Club is a plain but very lethal club. Patu means to Pierce and Chop and was used with great skill and dexterity during battle. This Maori Carving is a good representation of Maori Weapons and Maori Art.
Small Maori Carved Patu Club from ShopNZ.com
This Small Maori Carved Patu Club is an example of the traditional Maori War Club, used mostly in pre-European times, since it became somewhat obsolete after the arrival of the Europeans and their guns. The patu was traditionally made out of wood or stone, and if made from greenstone was more commonly called a mere. It was used in a thrusting motion, often aimed just below the ribs, and sometimes at the head. This patu is made from Kauri and measures approximately 26cm (10 1/4")…