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Taiaha; Unknown; 098-2004-051-0001

Taiaha; Unknown; 098-2004-051-0001
Taiaha; Unknown; 098-2004-051-0001Taiaha; Unknown; 098-2004-051-0001Taiaha; Unknown; 098-2004-051-0001
Name/Title
Taiaha
About this object
A commissioned for presentation item - wooden (rata wood). The top has a carved spear shaped head with paua shell eyes. There are fibre strands – dyed red at the top, bound to top of taiaha. It gradually widens into a double edged striking blade. The surface has been polished.
There is an inscription on the blade “This Taiaha has been donated to the Waimate Savage Club from the Lundon family. In memory of Ex Great Chief Jim Lundon. A member of the Waimate Savage Club from 1938 to 1983.
Has a cardboard label with information about the taiaha design.

Date Made
Unknown
Place Made
New Zealand
Medium and Materials
Rata wood, Paua shell, Carving
Measurements
Length: 1560mm
Width: 60mm

Subject and Association Keywords
Maori
Taiaha
Savage Club
Lundon, Jim
Collection
Maori: Taonga Collection
Credit Line
Presented by Waimate Savage Club
Object Type
Taiaha
Object number
098-2004-051-0001

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Lucielle Nahona16 Feb 2012 05:59 AM,UTC
To whom it may concern Hi my name is Lucielle i live in oz while at a trash & treasure markets my partner came across this Taiaha resembling your one & it has 2 matching but smaller size Taiahas that went with it. As being kiwi we collect any Maori Taongas or anything from NZ & at home these taongas would be very pricey but we got them at a bargain of $40 dollars but will neverpart with them would like 2 know more holla would like 2 hear from u thanks the proud owners of Maori relics.