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Marquesan_Polynesian tribal weapon_Nuku Hiva_cannibalism
Marquesan_Polynesian tribal weapon_Nuku Hiva
Marquesan_Polynesian tribal weapon_Nuku Hiva
Marquesan_Polynesian tribal weapon_Nuku Hiva
Marquesan_Polynesian tribal weapon_Nuku Hiva
Marquesan_Polynesian tribal weapon_Nuku Hiva

Hahati kaki (Marquesan weapon)

Regular price $450.00 $0.00

"Hahati Kaki" is the name of an ancient Marquesan weapon that was used to break the enemy's neck. 

This one was made from two materials - a bone and an oceanic rosewood from Nuku Hiva. It's adorned with two Tikis on the top and two mata tiki (the eyes of a Tiki) on each side of the bone for protection. Tiki represents etua (god) deified ancestors whose supernatural powers sustain and protect the community – and the eyes were the most supernaturally powerful element of the face.

Dimensions: 91cm x 15cm

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