Maori Niho Putatara - Shell Trumpet With Whale Tooth

Sands Carving Studio


Hand carved putatara - shell trumpet, the whale tooth mouthpiece has been fitted into the shell for a strong bond, and has been carved with a wheku design, engraved with unaunahi and inlayed with paua eyes. 

The wood is bound onto the shell using a hand platted three plat decorated with feathers.

It measures 38cm x 14cm

Carved my Alex Sands