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Aurei

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Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāi Tai, Ngāpuhi
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$950 NZD

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143mm x 20mm
4126RI
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Description
Aurei were customarily used as a pin for fastening cloaks and may be made from bone, stone, wood or shell. They may also have been worn through the ear as an earring or around the neck as a pendant. Aurei are still commonly worn as pendants and earrings and as with most Māori personal adornments, are often passed down generationally.