Huia Feather Heru Bone Carving
This beautiful bone carving is made from beef bone inland with Paua Shell
A Heru is a traditional ornamental comb of the Māori of New Zealand. They were used by men to fasten their long hair up into topknots. The Heru indicated the rank of the wearer.
The huia feather is a revered treasure for Māori and symbolises leadership and mana. The feathers from the tail of the huia were particularly prized and were worn in the hair or around the neck by both men and women.