Rei puta are chiefly taonga traditionally carved from the teeth of Tohorā (whale). Rei niho carved from pounamu maintains the beauty of the traditional form, symbolising the intimate connection between Maori and Tohorā.
It is hung by an adjustable hand platted cord. It has been carvedand sanded from inanga pounamu from the Big Bay area.
This piece was carved by Rewiri Tarapata
This piece measures: 85 x 39 x 8mm