Taiaha

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Description
This taiaha has a fully carved parewahawaha (head section) with the upoko (head), waha (mouth), arero (tongue) and rae (brow) carved in a conventional style. The arero (tongue) has double spirals with double haehae (parallel grooves) and pakati (dog tooth pattern) notches. The shaft is highly polished with only three paua shell eyes- one missing.
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Taiaha
Gifted by Mrs Gregory, Inglewood
Belonged to her grandfather, Henry Halse, who was a Native Land Court Judge. Died in Wellington 1888.
Accession number
A81.717
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