Hahati Kaki (Weapon)
"Hahati Kaki" is the name of an ancient Marquesan weapon that was used to break the enemy's neck.
Tangy hand-carved it in a local oceania rosewood. He used an "imperfect" piece of rosewood that resembles a broken eye. Instead of carving and polishing it to perfection, he left the natural shape of the wood as it was found in the forest. Tangy mixed rosewood with the cow's horns to make "2 tine fork" for this weapon.
"Hahati Kaki" is adorned with the eyes of a Tiki on the top and a small Tiki head turned upside down - 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.
Note: This piece was sold.
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