Hahati kaki (Marquesan weapon)
"Hahati kaki" is the name of an ancient Marquesan weapon that was used to break the enemy's neck.
Tangy has hand-carved hahati kaki in oceanic rosewood from Hakaui Valley and made the authentic tribal weapon out of an "imperfect" piece of rosewood that resembles a broken eye. Instead of polishing it to perfection, he left the natural shape of the wood as it was found in the forest - just like in the old days. The wood was mixed with the cow's horns to make a "2 tine fork" for the weapon.
Hahati kaki is adorned with the eyes of a Tiki on the top and a small Tiki at the bottom. 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.
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