Big Rei Puta Bone Carving Necklace
Big Rei Puta Bone Carving Necklace with wax adjustable cord string. Material: Natural whale bone This type of Maori ornament has always been considered very rare. I can only recollect seeing one specimen in Maori possession, a splendid one which Te Manihera, or Maunsell, an aged man of the Kaipara North Heads, delighted to wear. Apparently it was “his sole remaining joy,” for I do not think that he possessed any other memento of former days.
|Dimensions||7 × 4 × 0.8 cm|