Swamp Kauri Taiaha on Stand

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Swamp Kauri Taiaha on Stand

Size (mm) : 400 L x 30 W x 30 H

This mini Taiaha is popular as a trophy or award. The head of the spear shows great attention to detail.

Swamp kauri, sometimes marketed as "ancient kauri", are prehistoric kauri trees (Agathis australis), buried and preserved in peat up to 50,000 years ago in New Zealand's North Island. Buried under a peat swamp by an unexplained act of nature at the end of the last Ice Age, the trees have survived the centuries underground, sealed in a chemically balanced environment that has preserved the timber in almost perfect condition.

A  Taiaha is a Maori wooden weapon, somewhere between a spear and a long sword - about 4 feet long it has a hardwood spear point.