Whalebone Kapeu Pendant

Sands Carving Studio


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Kapeu pendant made from whalebone and bound by a black adjustable wax cord. This piece measures 98 x 10 x 2 mm.

Kapeu are traditional earrings worn by both genders and indicate that an individual holds mana (prestige). Kapeu can be further decorated with feathers to enhance their appearance. These taonga were a sign of status, leadership and authority.

 ***N.B: We are unable to ship Whalebone items outside of NZ***