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Rare early to mid 19th century Maori walking stick

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Rare early to mid 19th century Maori walking stick. The handle of the stick is carved out of wood in the form of a Maori warriors head and bust with warrior tattoos on face and finely carved hairstyle. Looks to be filled with with a limepaste to bring out the carved features. Mounted on an exotic hardwood shaft with nice grain terminating in brass looking ferrel with iron tip. The ferrel has dings and a split in it. Some wear to the handle of the stick. Early item. The handle itself could be as early as the 18th century mounted on the stick at later date. Overall length is 35 inches /89 cm. Rare item.

 







This product was added to our catalog on Monday 17 September, 2012.