Check with seller Old BIG Classic Maori Art Tattooed Warrior Wood Panel Carving New Zealand

Old beautiful & very well carved Maori wood panel
Featuring a standing tattooed warrior - tongue extended - holding a Taiaha - 2 handed club or quarterstaff - used for hand to hand fighting

Typed note taped on back
This panel is a miniature of one on the wall of a meeting house as shown in the postcard. It represents a famous ancestor and stories of his deeds are related to the young children. Maoris sleeping on the floor near it are protected from ghosts and evil spirits.

Good overall condition - wood - shell inlay throughout - hole on the back for hanging - minor wear and tear - see pics - sold as is
Approx: 19 3/4 inches long x 8 1/2 wide x 1 3/4 thick


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