This Taurapa Sternpost is Carved from Kauri and would make a lovely presentation piece or as an alternative to the traditional 21st Birthday Key.
It measures approx 37cm Tall and the Base is 14.5cm by 22cm.
This carving is inspired by the elaborate stern posts which adorned the large Maori Waka Taua or War Canoes. These Wakas were much larger than the regular Waka and could hold in excess of 80 people. Due to the Waka being used for battle they were highly decorated especially the front and stern of the canoes.