Tekoteko Traditional Sculpture 11"
Hand carved traditional Tekoteko sculpture standing approximately 11 inches tall. Tekoteko represents the human form which can be either freestanding, attached to the gable of a whare (house) or carved into the central poles of the great meeting houses.
Tekoteko are often carved in a defiant stance with a protruding tongue, and holding a mere or taiaha, to ward off intruders. Tekoteko often have eyes made of paua shells and can range in size from a few inches to the full height of a building.
- Tekoteko: Protection
- Material: Wood
- Size: 11 inches tall by 2-1/2 inches wide
- Features: Paua Shell Eyes (Abalone Shell)
- Made in New Zealand