Nguru are flutes carved in the natural shape of the whale tooth.They are commonly played by mouth or using the nostrils to produce haunting and melodious tones. They were traditionally played in times of sorrow and remembrance at tangihanga (funerals) or in solitude.
This piece measures 7.5 cm x 3.5 cm
Carved by Conrad Henderson
Kauri Gum Care Instructions -
What you have here is the fossilized resin of the Kauri Tree, a rare piece of history from Kauri Trees long gone.
It’s an amber not a stone so:
- Keep it free from solvents eg. perfume
- No extreme heat eg. dash of the car in summer
- Not intended for everyday use eg. sports
- Can be rejuvenated using olive oil in case of fading
A soft cloth can be used as a buffer (Using sideways, not circular motions) to maintain the gum’s original shine.
Treat your piece as a precious gem and it will last forever.
Written by Conrad Henderson (Kauri Piece Artist) - 0275692654