The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor. In Maori Weapons the tongue represents oratory skills, the eyes to keep alert, and the feathers adorn the head to distract opponents. The Taiaha is a very special Maori Carving and a treasure that is passed down from generation to generation.
The most important Maori musical instrument, the Koauau. It is a type of rim-blown flute with three fingerholes, played more or less similarly to the Kaval of the Balkans, among others. The range is around a fifth, each note is very fluid and flexible. This piece is made from ostrich bone. (The originals were often human bone, New Zealand not having had any large mammals.)