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Whole Paua Shell

Large Polished Paua Shell

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  • $55


A large cleaned and polished whole Paua shell

It includes a hand platted waxed braid cord with hand carved bone toggle, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

This is a one of a kind piece and will be permanently removed from our gallery once sold

Size: 130mm to 145m Long (5.2 to 5.8 Inches)

In New Zealand's cold waters the native Paua (Abalone in the USA) grows very large and has very rich colours, especially blues and greens
It has been used by the Maori to decorate everything from weapons to houses so is a sacred gift of the ocean.
They are ideal as display pieces or even bowls for holding little treasures or food.

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