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Tekoteko

Wood Carving

Certificate of
Authenticity
included
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Heremia Nicholls Kai Whakairo (Graduate Carver)
Te Rarawa

$3,200 NZD

Dimensions
Scancode
900mm x 175mm x 180mm
CI3373HN
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Description
The tekoteko is a stylised representation of the main progenitor of a tribe and is the most focal point of the whare whakairo (carved tribal meeting house). They can be found – on traditional meeting houses – either at the highest point at the front apex of the roof or at the front central post. They can also be found at the base of the poutokomanawa (the main central ridge support post) of the house.