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Whalebone Whale Pendant by Alex Sands

Regular price $1,450.00 NZD
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Hand carved by Alex Sands.
Whale Bone
(This piece cannot be exported)

8cm x 5.3cm x 1.5cm

On a waxed plaited nylon cord.  Adjustable length.

A freeform pendant representing a sperm whale.

Whales in Maori Culture:

Whales are considered a taonga species,representing abundance and richness. They were regarded as chiefly animals. Early Māori welcomed stranded whales as a gift from Tangaroa (God of the Sea) utilising the flesh, oil and bones for a range of uses.

In general, whales are often associated with intelligence, communication and emotions. In many indigenous cultures today, whales are revered as sacred beings that possess great wisdom and are believed to offer protection and guidance.