Tewhatewha, Maori, Carving, Tewhatewha, Maori, Carving

A Tewhatewha is commonly known as a chiefly weapon. A Tewhatewha is a carved long-handled Māori club weapon shaped like an axe. Designed to be held in two hands, the weapon comes to a mata (point) at one end and a rapa (broad, quarter-round head) at the other.