Totoweka Rei Puta - Large Whale Tooth Pendant



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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.

Totoweka is a variety of pounamu with red streaks or spots, with its name translating to weka blood. 

This piece was carved by Rewiri Tarapata

This piece measures: 155 x 50 x 10mm