Maori Wakahuia Carved Wood Feather box - Small Pataki
Combs for the hair, tiki, greenstone and bone ornaments, valued feathers and other small treasures were all kept in the Waka Huia under a special tapu. The box was hung from a rafter of a Chief's sleeping hut or kept in small Whale Rangi upheld by a very long pole.
Width: 3.75 inches / 10 cm
Length: 14.15 inches / 36 cm