Handcrafted Wooden Patu on Matai Base - Darin Jenkins

Sands Carving Studio


Introducing the Handcrafted Wooden Patu on Matai Base by Darin Jenkins. This piece measures 450 x 140mm for the Patu and 470 x 140mm for the base.

The Māori term 'patu' denotes striking or subduing. Historically and traditionally, these wooden Patu served as symbols of chiefly status. Passed down through generations, their cultural significance is widely recognised within Māori communities. 

Used by rangatira (chief/leader) during speeches or ceremonies on the marae, they convey authority and respect, and represent strength and unity. Proudly displayed in homes or offices, they honour New Zealand's rich history and enduring traditions, continuing to be utilised for speeches on the marae today.

Collections: Traditional Carving, Weapons All

Category: Darin Jenkins, patu, weapon, wood

Type: Patu