Maori Kotiate Replica Club
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A carved traditional wooden Kotiate Replica Club. Maori warriors were fierce fighters and in the close confines of New Zealand's dense bush, small hand clubs were the most practical to use.
A Kotiate is a short club normally made of wood or whalebone. The name Kotiate means to cut or divide the liver, and is probably taken from its shape, which resembles the lobed part of a human liver.
The Kotiate with its unique violin shape has notches on the edge which were used to trap an enemy fighters own club. The were used like a knife with a stabbing movement so needed the strong wrist tether to keep them in the hand while fighting.
- Material: Wood
- Size: 12.8 inches long (320 mm)
- Maori Traditional Artwork
- Made in New Zealand