Maori Niho Putatara - Shell Trumpet with Whale Tooth

Sands Carving Studio


This hand-carved Putatara - Shell Trumpet features a whale tooth mouthpiece that has been fitted into the shell for a strong bond and carved with a wheku design.

It is engraved with unaunahi and inlaid with paua eyes. The wood is bound onto the shell using a hand-plaited three-plait decorated with feathers.

It measures 38cm x 14cm and was carved by Alex Sands.

Collections: Traditional Carving

Category: alex, Alex Sands, Flute, horn, Instruments All, music, putatara, shell, trumpet, wind instrument

Type: Unknown Type