This beautiful hand carved Taniwha, is a stunning piece. It has a beautifully carved tail and inlaid Paua shell eyes.
A taniwha is a Maori mythological being that lived in swamps, rivers, dark caves, and in the sea. The taniwha would take on a different appearance, depending on where it resided. In the sea it might take on the appearance of a whale or shark. In inland waters it might look more like a gecko or tuatara.
Maori were respectful to taniwha, who would act as guardians if treated with respect. In particular, taniwha would kill opponents of their tribe.
This stunning Taniwha stands at 500mm (approx 19 3/4") high.
Proudly made in NZ.
Shipping Times during Covid-19
Currently (January 2021), Airmail to Australia and the USA is taking about 5 weeks, and Airmail to the UK and Europe is taking 6-7 weeks. Airmail to South America is at least 8 weeks, and allow up to 12 weeks.
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