Pounamu Tatā- Bailer

This pounamu bailer is carved from a pebble that resembled the form. This is unique piece of art work. Bailers were necessary for the safety of the iwi. This bailer would make a wonderful gift for that person who is always willing to lend a hand and help others out.
90mm length by 47mm max width

The Story
Māori used waterways to traverse both Aotearoa and the world.  Accordingly the waka, and everything associated with this water vehicle for travel, is sacred to Māori. Bailers were elaborately carved from wood and given names.  Māori bailers had a unique forward projecting handle to prevent undue strain in the wrist.

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