Maori traditional adze with greenstone head by Al Brown

Al Brown

Toki Poutangata with stand
arahura river jade, matai wood, muka (prepared flax) cord, silver pine stand
370 x 145 (adze)
W nov19   #83-1
NZD $3,950

Arahura or inanga jade (blue-green & white colours) comes from the Arahura River catchment area of the South Island of New Zealand/Aotearoa.

Carved greenstone head of traditional maori adze by Al BrownCarved face on traditional Maori adze by Al Brown

Carved detail on traditional Maori adze with greenstone head by Al BrownMaori traditional adze with greenstone head by Al Brown

Toki poutangata – greenstone adze – used as a weapon by a maori chief and is a symbol of chieftainship.

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