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Patu

Wood Carving

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Lenny Boonen Kai Whakairo (Graduate Carver)
Ngāti Porou, Hauraki
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$1,795 NZD

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385mm x 100mm x 25mm
2136LB
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Description
Patu (meaning to strike or hit) were typically fashioned from native hardwood, whalebone or stone, including our highly valued pounamu (greenstone). 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.