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Marquesan axe from Nuku Hiva Island
Marquesan wooden carvings
Marquesan stone axe
Marquesan wooden handle

Kee toki ∿ 2

"Kee toki" is the original name of the  Marquesan adze that was an essential tool for carving canoes, and other wooden objects around the Marquesas in the past.

This stunning piece was handcrafted on Nuku Hiva Island. The stone blade is attached to the oceanic rosewood handle using a natural coconut sennet cordage.

It is adorned with two Tikis for protection. Tiki represents etua (god) deified ancestors whose supernatural powers sustain and protect the community.

Dimensions: 62cm x 23cm

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