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An early 20thC Māori carved taiaha by Henry Evan Lloyd,

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Lot Details

with scrolling and notch carved tongue extending from the stylised face with pierced hole. A further carved band to the oval section tapered shaft. L.1830mm. Note: Henry Evan Lloyd, architect and builder from Manaia was the brother of Trevor Lloyd, an Auckland cartoonist, artist and noted collector of Māori artefacts. It is recorded that around 1914 Henry started carving Māori designs on everything in wood around his home and garden, including plant holders, a fire screen, clock case, lamp stand, front gates and a summerhouse whare. He inspired his brother, Trevor, to decorate their houses in a similar style. Provenance: By family descent. From the collection of Henry Lloyd's great granddaughter.