Size: 400mmH x 270mmW x 45mmD
A Wheku is a carved representation of a human face - with slanting eyes and commonly seen as a koruru, the head of an ancestor (tupuna) or guardian (kaitiaki), depicted at the gable of a wharenui (meeting house).
A wheku is seen to be more spiritual (wairua) than physical and can be gifted to give strength and courage. This piece features NZ Pāua Eyes, teeth and protruding tongue.
Made in NZ from sustainably harvested tulip wood.