Tekoteko Carved Figure | Handmade
Hand carved Tekoteko wooden figure made in New Zealand and features Paua (Abalone) shell eyes. These freestanding figures stood on to of carved meeting houses, most of these Tekoteko figures had a stance that represented a position in a Haka or fighting stance.
The purpose of the Tekoteko was to overlook the carved house and challenge any visitors to the tribe. If visitors were friendly, Tekoteko would provide protection.
- Tiki: TekoTeko
- Features Paua (Abalone) Shell Eyes
- Material: Wood
- Approximate Size: 11 inches tall by 2-5/8 inches wide
- Made in New Zealand