Rei Niho (Whales tooth) Pendant Workshop

Pounamu whales tooth Workshop

Pounamu Rei Niho

Next Available: Sun, 24 Dec 10:00AM (NZDT)
7 hours
Over 50 people have attended this class


Learn about the practices associated with Māori arts whilst creating a Pounamu Whales Tooth taonga in this 1-day workshop. Using traditional methods and also modern machinery participants will get to create a Rei Niho (Whales tooth) pendant.

for further Details please contact Maha on 02102263654 or email at

There will also be a presentation about Neolithic carving techniques and Maori Purakau (myths and Legends)

Everything is provided on the day and the workshop is fully catered

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What you will learn

  • Participants will gain a skill set of using light hand tools safely
  • Participants will learn braiding and lashing techniques
  • Participants will gain insight into traditional Maori myths and legends also pre-European carving techniques

What you will get

  • Participants will gain a universal cultural experience
  • Participants will learn how to finish and polish pounamu jewellery
  • Participants will complete a Rei Niho (Contemporary whales tooth pendant)

What to bring

  • Water bottle and Enthusiasm

What to wear


Appropriate for

Recommended for ages 10 years and over

Ka Tipu te whaihanga - Creativity will strengthen
Kia ora koutou Greetings

Welcome to Aotearoa Bone and Stone carving New Zealand my team and I are passionate about creating high quality taonga (treasures) for people to wear and supporting our Rangatahi (young people) to achieve success through fun creative and interactive workshops ! Please check out our website for more info

Mauri ora !

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4.9 (23 reviews)
STEVErated it
06 Aug 2023
OMG - Did the Rei Niho workshop. It was everything it was cracked up to be and more. If you haven't been, GET THERE. If you've been thinking about it DO IT. It does cost money, but you you won't remember how much as you leave at the end of the day. Bone and stone carving New Zealand 07 Aug 2023

Thank you Steve for your encouraging review hope to see you again Mauri ora from the team at absca

Catherinerated it
05 Aug 2023
Loved this workshop! Our tutors were fantastic. The day was planned really well and I learnt so much it was incredible. They are really knowledgeable and so generous with their knowledge. At the end of the day I ended up with a beautiful taonga to gift to my husband and a new appreciation of the work and skill that goes into crafting a beautiful taonga. I will definitely be coming back! And actually this would be a really amazing workshop to gift to someone. Bone and stone carving New Zealand 07 Aug 2023

Kia ora Catherine thank you for your kind review it was a pleasure to share our knowlegde and to help you complete your beautiful pounamu rei niho for your husband hope to see you again at another waananga Mauri ora from the team at absca

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25 Mar 2023
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

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I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by ABSCA.


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