Ancient Weapons

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Wahaika Kotiate (hand weapon) - Whakairo Rākau - NZ Māori Art

Wahaika Kotiate (hand weapon) - Whakairo Rākau - NZ Māori Art

Wahaika (short club), early 19th century Artist not identified New Zealand, Maor Wood, paua shell (Abalone haliotis), fiber recorded. Received before 1878 Accession

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Close up of maori tamoko tribal tattoo and carved wooden mere club

Close up of maori tamoko tribal tattoo and carved wooden mere..

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19th Century Maori hand club wahaika

19th Century Maori hand club wahaika

Taiaha

Taiaha

greenstone carvings nz | Small Maori Taiaha with Greenstone Tongue

The stone toki is an adze and were of many sizes. Toki whawhao pu, is usually a small toki made of greenstone, and is lashed to a handle highly ornamented with carving. Such toki were carried by influential persons and would be held in the right hand, as a patu or mere is, while delivering a speech. Toki were used not only for dressing timber and other domestic works, but also as weapons of war, being generally used to despatch a foe who has fallen to spear or club.

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This article aims to help the reader understand and distinguish the different types of Maori Weapons. To understand Maori weapons and their intended specialized functions.