New Zealand | Harawira Te Mahikai, chief of the Ngati Kahungunu tribe, wearing his cloak and holding his taiaha or challenge stick. Portrait by NZ Lindauer, photographed by Gladys Goodall ~ scanned postcard
Kiwi gifts handmade in NZ Taiaha, traditional Maori weapon : Traditional Maori wood carving, handcrafted by Evan Sanders Taiaha (long weapon) handcarved in rimu with paua inlay Size: 1300 mm x 60 mm x 25 mm
A collection of intricate and beautiful floor mats woven for Te Rauru meeting house at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, are seen in this photo from about In front are some of the Te Arawa women who wove the mats.
19th C. Maori Taiaha A very fine original example of a 19th C. Maori Chief's taiaha war club fighting staff. This example is in very fine condition with paua abalone shell eyes and very fine carving. It even retains the orginal parrot feathers held on by some kind of organic material dating it to the 19th C.