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Large Jade Toheroa Shell

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  • $265


A large hand crafted Toheroa Shell pendant carved in Jade by South Island artist JJ Hsiao 
This is a full 3 D wearable sculpture.

It includes an adjustable plaited waxed braid cord, a traditional style woven presentation pouch and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.    

Size:    
95mm wide (3.75 Inches)    
Includes Free Delivery Worldwide. 

This is a one of a kind piece so will be removed from our gallery permanently when sold.     

The Toheroa was a staple food for Maori tribes all along the west coast of Aotearoa.
This clam like shellfish lives in the sand just above the low water mark and can grow to around 115mm long (4.5 inches)
The crisscross section refers to the woven flax baskets Maori used to collect these preciouses delicacies.  

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