Ancient Kauri Wheku Ornament

Carved Wheku - Carved Face

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Small carved Wheku crafted from 40,000 year old (est) Genesis Kauri with paua inlayed eyes, mounted on a black oval base. (Figure approximately 65mm high).


It is important to note that the figures in Maori carving, with rare exceptions, are not religious, but secular.  They do not represent idols, but renowned ancestors (tipuna) of the tribe.