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Niho

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Te Mauri Tini Kai Whakairo (Graduate Carver)
Tainui, Te Arawa, Ngāi Tahu
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$200 NZD

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70mm x 23mm
0767TN
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Description
The mark of a high Chief was one who wore the rei 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