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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)

"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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