Paraoa Rei Niho - Whale Tooth Pendant

Sands Carving Studio


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.

Made by Alex Sands, this piece measures 11 cm in length and roughly 4 cm in width.