Waka Huia Haehae

Waka Huia Haehae

Waka Huia Haehae

Regular price $415.00
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Size: 37cm x 14cm x 9cm

Made in NZ from sustainably harvested tulip wood Haehae Design

A Cloak (korowai) can be purchased for an additional $15 to go around the piece when presenting it to the intended recipient.

Waka huia are treasure containers for storing a person's most prized personal possessions, such as hei tiki (pendants), feathers for decorating and dressing the hair, and other items of personal adornment.

Waka huia and Papa hou were imbued with the tapu (taboo) of their owners because they contained personal items that regularly came into contact with the body, particularly the head (the most tapu part of the body).

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