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Marquesan tribal weapon from Nuku Hiva Island_cannibalism
Marquesan weapon from Nuku Hiva Island
Marquesan weapon from Nuku Hiva Island
Marquesan weapon from Nuku Hiva Island
Hahati kaki (Marquesan weapon)
Hahati kaki (Marquesan weapon)

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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