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The niho or tooth-form pendant is a classical Maori form of jewellery, and was as often carved from nephrite jade or bowenite as it was made from the actual teeth of sharks, whales, dolphins or seals. This example was carved from a cobble of pale kokopu or trout jade sourced from the Arahura River, and measures in at an impressive 86mm long and 42 mm wide. It's suspended from a himotoshi or hidden hole through the top of the stone, which has otherwise been left in its natural state to show off the natural form of the cobble from which it was carved.

Kokopu Niho Pendant

SKU: WSJ0075
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