GARETH MCGHIE ART WORK NZ DEER BONE ENGRAVED PAUA MAORI LARGE BIRD REI PUTA. It measures 5" with a 1.5" width at the top and has a three dimensional SCULPTED depth with an amazing curve. Bound across the top onto a super strong natural brown hand braided adjustable cord and comes with my guarantee of authenticity. SIGNED GM ON THE BACK. THIS FABULOUS REI PUTA IS SIMILAR TO THE PIECE FEATURED IN "THE WHALERIDER" AND IS BELIEVED TO CARRY THE PROTECTIVE POWER OF THE ANCESTORS.
This type of Maori ornament has always been considered very rare. A similar Rei Puta came from the Bay of Plenty District and is reputed to have been originally the property of Tuhiku of the Arawa tribe, from whom it passed to relatives at Matata among other heirlooms as Roimata (tears), on the occasion of a ceremonial connected with the dead. THIS REI PUTA FEATURES A BEAUTIFULLY CARVED PROTECTIVE MANAIA BIRD HEAD. Authentic Pounamu Jade + Bone Carvings from Aotearoa New Zealand, the land of the Maori people and the inspiring scenery you saw in Lord of the Rings!All other buyers may choose this option if required. The item "GARETH MCGHIE ART WORK NZ DEER BONE ENGRAVED PAUA MAORI LARGE BIRD REI PUTA" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "actonpark" and is located in North Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.