The putatara is a conch shell trumpet. These instruments were used for a variety of roles from signalling to ceremonial uses. Maori legend has it that when Tane descended from the heavens carrying the 3 baskets of knowledge gifted from his father Rangi, he left behind a putatara as a koha (gift). The two main components are shell and wood. The shell represents Tangaroa (God of the ocean) and the wood, Tane Mahuta (God of the forest). Putatara form an important part of Maori practises and beliefs. *Please note carvings can vary depending on the carver.
300 - 350mm x 150 - 180mm x 100mm (Shell) - 400mm x 150mm (stand)
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96 View Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty 3015, New Zealand