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Old 17th July 2020, 05:10 PM   #4
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Mine do not have holes, do yours go all the way thru such that a cord could be passed thru to retain a wrapping? Red feathers and dog hair or fibre bundles were a common decor at the base of the tiaha like these above. mine are just retained by a tight wrap of flaxen red string and the taper of the shaft widening from the tiki to the business end, which prevents it moving. The bundles were, I am told, to move in the air and distract an opponent as the main strike came from the other end (the tiki 'spear point' was NOT the business end of a tiaha, the blade edge at the opposite end was).
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