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AUTHENTICATED POUNAMU - HEI TOKI PENDANT | Trade Me

AUTHENTICATED POUNAMU - HEI TOKI PENDANT | Trade Me

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Medium: bone, pāua (New Zealand abalone). Size: 3.5 x 1.25 inches. Tangaroa Kaiwhangai Nui (Tangaroa Great Provider): "In this piece, I pay homage to the great oceans of the world, the realm of Tangaroa, in this instance personified by the presence of the Marakihau (sea monster) and the great whirlpool, Korokoro o te Parata, from whence, it is told the massive ocean swells originate. " David Taylor.

Medium: bone, pāua (New Zealand abalone). "This piece is an adaption of the classical Rei Puta shape. Literally, Rei Puta translates as "Treasured Opening".