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Antiques and Fine Art Sale - March 2009

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Tribal Art - a New Zealand Maori Hani/Taiaha, the head typically carved, long flattened haft, 133cm long, c.1900  Hani - a New Zealand shaft with a carved head and a long round flattened staff, the head is often a conventional face with an enormous tongue thrust out in defiance;  The tongue is usually elaborately carved and is larger than the head, the shaft is generally plain, always so for those intended for fighting;  a Hani is carried by every Maori of position and was used to gesticulate when speaking as well  as being one of the most popular weapons  George Cameron Stone:  Glossary of the Construction and Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour, page 281
sold for £2000.00

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Tribal Art - a New Zealand Maori Hani/Taiaha, the head typically carved, long flattened haft, 133cm long, c.1900 Hani - a New Zealand shaft with a carved head and a long round flattened staff, the head is often a conventional face with an enormous tongue thrust out in defiance; The tongue is usually elaborately carved and is larger than the head, the shaft is generally plain, always so for those intended for fighting; a Hani is carried by every Maori of position and was used to gesticulate when speaking as well as being one of the most popular weapons George Cameron Stone: Glossary of the Construction and Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour, page 281

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