Fine, beautifully hand carved Maori Wheku and Tiki - Swordfish Tusk - Xiphias Gladius - New Zealand

Description
Fine, beautifully hand carved Maori Wheku and Tiki - Swordfish Tusk - Xiphias Gladius - New Zealand
New Zealand - 21st century

THE STORY
Swordfish bill/tusk hand carved with traditional Maori Wheku and Tiki carving. Wheku, meaning 'carved face', depicts the face of an ancestor. The Wheku is generally found at the apex of the gable on a Wharenui, the Maori meeting house, and symbolizes​ an important ancestor after whom the house was named. The eyes of this Maori have been decorated with abalone shell, adding striking detail.

DIMENSIONS including stand
Height: 87.5cm

SHIPMENT
- The tusk will be sent with track and trace via DHL Parcel or DPD. You will receive the tracking code as soon as the parcel is dispatched. With this code, you can also follow the status and the location of your parcel, as well as the expected delivery date. You can find this information once you have your tracking code, by entering it under “Shipment number” on www.dhl.de
- If you have any questions on the status of your parcel, the current location, or the estimated date of delivery, it is recommended to DHL Parcel or DPD directly via Facebook messenger. An answer will be given within 24 hours. You can contact them here: https://www.facebook.com/dhlforyou/

Lot details
Object
Fine, beautifully hand carved Maori Wheku and Tiki
Material
Swordfish Tusk - Xiphias Gladius - New Zealand
Estimated Period
21st century
Country of Origin
New Zealand
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
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