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 carved and sanded from inanga pounamu from the Arahura area.
This piece was hand carved by Yuki Tanaka
This piece measures: 45 x 35 x 7mm