Bone Carved Patu Pendant with Paua - 108mm
Bone Carved Patu Pendant with Paua.
The patu normally has "a round or rectangular hole in the handle for the tau, or wrist cord".
The wrist cord is generally a short or medium piece of rope that is tied together to form a complete loop.
The wielder places his hand inside the loop up to his wrist, and quickly spins the patu in order to wind up the cord (around the wrist and hand) thus securing the weapon on the hand.
A feathered tassel may also be added at the end of the cord as a form of distraction to the adversary as the patu is wielded against him.
Size Approx 108 H x 30mm W.
We photograph each piece but a slight colour variation may occur.