Commission
Artist
Shepard Phillips
Material
Onewa (Basalt Stone)
Form
Patu Onewa
Size
370x100x30mm

Patu Onewa

Hand weapon
He kōhatu taka i te pari e kore e tae ate whakahokia. A stone fallen from the cliff can never be returned. Many varieties of stone have been used traditionally by Maori including ōnewa (greywacke/basalt), pakohe(slate) and tūhua (obsidian). Stone was used throughout Aoteraoa New Zealand to make weapons, pendants and tools amongst other thing and it is still a popular material today.