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Pepeketua (NZ Native Frog) with Display Stand by Yuri Terenyi


A large hand carved stained deer antler Pepeketua pendant by Yuri Terenyi. 
When not being worn the Pepeketua pendant nestles tightly in the original deer antler display crown from which it was carved.

Complete with adjustable plaited waxed braid cords the set also includes traditional woven presentation cases and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

The Pepeketua is 60mm Wide (2.3 Inches) 
The display base is 100mm Wide (4 Inches)
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This is a one of a kind collectors piece so will be removed from our gallery permanently when sold.

Pepeketua is the Maori name for the very ancient and primitive native New Zealand frogs of which there are four species.
They are unique from most other frogs worldwide as they have no external eardrums,
they have round (not slit) eyes, they don't croak regularly like most frogs and 
they don't have a tadpole stage.
The young hatch from their eggs as almost fully-formed frogs. The young of most species of these native species are cared for by their parents - for example, the male Archey's frog will often carry his young offspring around on his back.

Carved from deer antler from farmed New Zealand red deer.
Species = Cervus elaphus

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