Waka hoe (Maori canoe paddles) – Maori wood carving
Description medium paddle (paddle featured at the bottom): Manaia, spiritual guardian on top with Tangaroa (God of the oceans & fish) biting onto blade. Blade covered in Koru, uncurling fern frond design & Unaunahi fish scale pattern. Paua shell eyes.
Type of wood: 30,000 year old swamp kauri & other NZ native timbers.
- Size: medium: 570mm x 100mm (22.44″ x 3.94″)