Rei puta are chiefly taonga traditionally carved from the teeth of Tohorā (whale). Rei niho, carved from pounamu, maintain the beauty of the traditional form, symbolising the intimate connection between Maori and Tohorā.
This beautiful Pounamu Rei Puta Niho - New Zealand Jade Tooth Pendant was hung by a black adjustable wax cord. This piece measures 135 x 57mm
This piece was hand carved by Malcolm Cox