Maori Wood Short Hand Club, kotiate, New Zealand
Lot 6178
Maori Wood Short Hand Club, kotiate, New Zealand
Sold for US$ 1,830 inc. premium
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Maori Wood Short Hand Club, kotiate, New Zealand
Lot Details
Maori Wood Short Hand Club, kotiate, New Zealand
length 14 3/4in (37.5cm)
of flat "kidney shaped" form with short, flattened cylindrical handle, with intricately carved geometric design on the blade and stylized bird head with inlaid mother-of-pearl eyes on the tip of the handle; fine varied dark brown patina.

Kotiate means to cut or divide the liver (koti = cut in two or divide; ate = liver), most likely is derived from its shape which resembles the lobed part of the human liver.

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