This is a contemporary take of an ancient shape, the Rei Puta. These pendants were carved as a way to pass intergenerational information down through the ages. A specific design contained familial information and was a way to preserve and relate this to family and relatives in following generations.
It is a decorative piece which is in keeping with the early use of this shape as an ornamental pendant - commonly worn by men and women. These shapes were worn by Māori who met James Cook when he first visited New Zealand in the late 18th century.
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Material: Natural Bone
Cord Colour: Various Colours
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 66mm (2.6") long, 32mm (1.2") wide