This gorgeous taonga is carved off a Ngati Porou Marae Entrance.
Tohora (Whalebone) is of deep spiritual essence in the Maori culture. Tohora are considered a taonga species, and represent abundance, richness and were regarded as chiefly animals. Early Maori welcomed stranded whales as a gift from Tangaroa (God of the sea).
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Whalebone is New Zealand Taonga and must be worn or carried out of the country. It cannot be couriered overseas or put in luggage as the border control will confiscate it.