Joe Loux. | Rare antique Matau Ni Ivi (Adze for Ivi Nuts) from Fiji
A rare antique Fijian adze for Ivi nuts, known as "Matau Ni Ivi". Joe Loux buys and sells rare antique Fijian Polynesian art, as well as art from Melanesia, Oceania, Africa and the Americas.
Matau Ni Ivi, adze, Fiji, Fijian, Ivi nuts, Fijian weapons, Polynesian weapons, Polynesian art
portfolio_page-template-default,single,single-portfolio_page,postid-27038,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,select-theme-ver-4.2,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-7.6,vc_responsive

Fijian Matau Ni Ivi (Adze for Ivi Nuts).

Early to mid-19th century
Wood, stone, coir, fibre
14″ (35.6 cm) x 8.5″ (21.6 cm) x 2″ (5 cm)
These tools were used for cracking the nuts of the Tahitian Chestnut. A Matau Ni Ivi would often be given to a prospective bride by her relatives as part of a dowry.
Price on request


16 December 2022