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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Fine Maori Taiaha , A Chiefs Staff from New Zealand . Wood and haliotis shell , old dry patina"
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First half 19 th Century
Size : 176 cm long – 69½ ins long
All highly born males carried 'taiaha' as an insignia of rank and there are consequently many examples in existence today . However , this example has a fine , dry , untouched original patina , and has not been varnished or polished as have so many other examples .
|Height||176.00 cm||(69.29 inches)|