Antiqued Deer Bone Koauau - Short Flute

Sands Carving Studio


Koauau are a form of flute used in traditional healing ceremonies. In welcoming new life, and escorting departing spirits. The tangi (sound) of the koauau were also known to mimic native manu (birds) and draw in people from futher afield.

This piece measures 138 x 29 x 29mm and was hand carved by Yuki Tanaka.