Rei niho Paraoa or Rei Puta are pendants traditionally made from whales’ teeth.

These taonga can be traced back to Eastern Polynesia and the first wave of ancient adventurers who landed in Aotearoa.

These contemporary Pounamu whales’ teeth represent the voyaging mavericks that travelled the Pacific and intrepidly explored new lands using ocean currents and star maps to cross the seas and discover the undiscovered lands of the Pacific.