This beautifully carved Maori Koauau is a replica of the traditional Maori flute.
The Koauau flute was originally carved from wood or bone, and sometimes stone. The bone would be bird bone, from the moa or albatross.
The koauau is a side blown flute. Purse your lips as if you are about to whistle, and then position the koauau against your lips, as if you are blowing across the end (not directly into the end). Turn the koauau until you make your best sound.
This carved wood Koauau is approximately 5 3/4" (14.5cm) long and has two pieces of New Zealand paua shell on the sides.
The flute comes to you on a stand.
So you could turn it into a Maori Music award. We can put a gold engraved plate on the side of it. Choose up to 8 words, and enter those in the text box above. (Please note that we cannot take back any engraved items, except in the unlikely event there is something wrong with the engraving).
Proudly made in New Zealand.
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.
Economy Courier and Express Courier are up to 10 working days worldwide.
As always, we do not guarantee Airmail or Courier shipping times, as they are beyond our control.
Courier shipping times within New Zealand are approximately one working day to the North Island, 2 working days to the South Island (with an overnight option available at a different price), and up to 3 days to rural areas.
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