Paraoa Kowhaiwhai Rei Puta - Whale Tooth Pendant

Sands Carving Studio


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 and measures 67 x 22 x 5mm.

This Piece was carved by Alex Sands.