Weapon; Club



A wahaika (hand club) with a human figure carved on one side of the blade, a carved face at the end of the butt, and a rounded square hole through the butt. The figure and the head have a carved surface pattern of simple spirals, ridges and grooves and crescents. The blade has whakarare (a distorted pattern where several parallel ridges regularly curve across a notched ridge between them). The handgrip is uncarved. The figure's eyes are shell-inlaid. The wahaika is covered with some white powdery substance.