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The Wheku 21st & Celebration Key

21WH-2

$260.00 NZD

Customisable for any birthday or occasion! Includes:
  • FREE personalisation (ie name & occasion in black vinyl lettering)
  • FREE ultra-fine “Sharpie” pen
  • FREE gold chain for wall mounting
  • FREE std delivery within New Zealand and Australia (rural extra)
  • Photo frame (c/w instructions on how to mount your photo)

Upgrades & options (see form below):

  • Upgrade from black vinyl to coloured Paua shell
  • Add a removable display stand (as pictured)

The 21st Key Tradition

21 is the age that a person in New Zealand is classed as an adult, and the giving of the 21st key is a strong New Zealand tradition to symbolize opening the door of maturity and becoming an adult. Alternatively, the giving of a key is a symbol of the limitless doors they can open in their life.

Design Inspiration

The Wheku’s form is depicted from the head of an ancestor and is considered to be a sacred part of the body. The Wheku is generally found at the gable of the wharanui (maori meeting house) and is regarded as the repository of knowledge and wisdom. Representing a person of great mana and deep understanding of the lessons that can be learnt from the past as well as the present.

This artwork with its intricate design is an impressive contemporary representation of the Wheku. The key is crafted from recycled Native New Zealand Rimu veneerboard, medium density fibreboard (mdf), Gaboon veneer plywood and embellished with NZ Paua & Mother of Pearl laminate.

Shipping

We normally ship within 5 working days from placement of order. Couriers can take a further 1-2 days for North Island delivery, 1-3 days for South Island and rural is up to 5 days. Untracked (Free) to Australia can take up to 15 days. If you require your key urgently, please advise the date you require it by in the further instructions field below or contact us ASAP. 

Specifications
Size:    29cm x 58cm x 2.5cm (HxLxW)

Mass:  Approx 1.5kg
 

The Wheku’s form is depicted from the head of an ancestor and is considered to be a sacred part of the body. The Wheku is generally found at the gable of the wharanui (maori meeting house) and is regarded as the repository of knowledge and wisdom. Representing a person of great mana and deep understanding of the lessons that can be learnt from the past as well as the present. New Zealand Made – Feel good about supporting local New Zealand businesses!
Dimensions
HxLxW: 29cm x 58cm x 2.5cm
Includes:
- Free personalisation of name and occasion.
- Free fine tip Sharpie so the recipient's loved ones can sign the back.
- Free standard freight NZ wide (standard freight excludes rural addresses).
Crafted from recycled Native New Zealand Rimu veneerboard, medium density fibreboard (mdf) and Gaboon veneer plywood and embellished with NZ Paua & Mother of Pearl laminate.




  • The Wheku’s form is depicted from the head of an ancestor and is considered to be a sacred part of the body. The Wheku is generally found at the gable of the wharanui (maori meeting house) and is regarded as the repository of knowledge and wisdom. Representing a person of great mana and deep understanding of the lessons that can be learnt from the past as well as the present. New Zealand Made – Feel good about supporting local New Zealand businesses!
  • Dimensions
    HxLxW: 29cm x 58cm x 2.5cm
    Includes:
    - Free personalisation of name and occasion.
    - Free fine tip Sharpie so the recipient's loved ones can sign the back.
    - Free standard freight NZ wide (standard freight excludes rural addresses).
  • Crafted from recycled Native New Zealand Rimu veneerboard, medium density fibreboard (mdf), Gaboon veneer plywood and embellished with NZ Paua & Mother of Pearl laminate.

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