Onewa Rei Niho - Basalt Whale Tooth Pendant

Sands Carving Studio


This Onewa - Basalt Rei Niho was hand carved by Hiram Higgins and is bound with an adjustable wax cord.

This piece measures 105 x 37mm

Rei puta are chiefly taonga traditionally carved from the teeth of Tohorā (whale). Rei niho carved from pounamu maintains the beauty of the traditional form, symbolising the intimate connection between Maori and Tohorā.