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Mere Rākau

Wood Carving

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James Rickard Tohunga Whakairo (Master Carver)
Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Hinerupe, Tainui & Ngāti Porou
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460mm x 95mm x 25mm
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The mere rākau like the patu were often sharp at their forward edge and were used with thrusting, jabbing and swinging blows. Māori weapons are notable for their fine sculptural form and were designed for close hand-to-hand combat. No other stone-age war implements surpassed them in deadly effectiveness.