Mau Kaki Parāoa - Whalebone Reel Beaded Necklace

Sands Carving Studio


This Mau Kaki Parāoa - Whalebone Reel Beaded Necklace features black and red glass beads with whalebone at its centre.

It was hand-crafted by Yuri Terenyi and the reel bone measures 3.5 x 2 cms. It hangs from an adjustable hand-plaited tan wax cord. 

The early Māori adornments were more than just decorative items. They were deeply embedded in the culture and traditions, symbolising their identity, status, and connection to the ancestors and the land.