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Kōhatu - Stone

At Te Takapū, students learn the revered tradition of carving pounamu (Nephrite-Jade/Greenstone), bone and stone. This tohu (qualification) is for two years and is approximately 40 hours per week, 47 weeks of the year.

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Māhē - 4501HW

Māhē are sinker stones used to weigh down fishing nets.

Material: Otaua (Greywacke)

Measurements: 50mm x 37mm x 35mm
$490.00

Māhē - 4510TO

Māhē are sinker stones used to weigh down fishing nets.

Material: Waikohatu (Greywacke)

Measurements: 74mm x 48mm x 30mm
$490.00

Re Niho - 3530KH

The mark of a high Chief was one who wore the hei niho (whale tooth pendant), as the teeth of the sperm whale were highly prized because of their rarity. Usually these pendants had simply etched out eyes to form a head at one end. With actual whale teeth being such a rarity, it became common to fashion the tooth form from other materials.

Material: Onewa (NZ Greywacke)

Measurements: 85mm x 30mm x 10mm
$395.00

Rei Puta - 3529KH

The mark of a high Chief was one who wore the Rei Puta (whale tooth pendant), as the teeth of the Sperm Whale were highly prized because of their rarity. With actual whale teeth being such a rarity, it became common to fashion the tooth form from other materials.

Material: Onewa (NZ Greywacke)

Measurements: 115mm x 39mm x 24mm
$990.00

Rei Niho - 5267IA

The mark of a high Chief was one who wore the hei niho (whale tooth pendant), as the teeth of the sperm whale were highly prized because of their rarity. Usually these pendants had simply etched out eyes to form a head at one end. With actual whale teeth being such a rarity, it became common to fashion the tooth form from other materials.

Material: Onewa (NZ Greywacke)

Measurements: 75mm x 29mm x 5mm
$290.00

Hei Niho - 3347HW

Shark teeth were highly sought after to wear as a symbol of prestige for personal adornment. They were reflective of the mana of the shark itself.

Material: Onewa (NZ Greywacke)

Measurements: 140mm x 45mm x 35mm
$390.00

Toki - 5403KH

The toki pendent is based on the form of the carving chisel used in whakairo (Māori carving).

Material: Onewa (NZ Greywacke)

Measurements: 86mm x 19mm x 10mm
$390.00