Rei Niho (Whales tooth) Pendant Workshop

Pounamu whales tooth Workshop

Pounamu Rei Niho

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 (31 reviews)
Nikkirated it
26 May 2024
I ako ahau e maha ngā pūkenga e pā ana ki te whakaairo pounamu i tenei rā. Ngā mihi nui kia korua x
Sonnyrated it
26 May 2024
This is the 3rd workshop I have attended, and plan to attend more because both Maha and Laura have an awesome kaupapa available for all people. The space oozes fun, patience, history, and encourages your inner creativity. To see a piece start from its raw form to completion is my favourite part of the entire process. Nga mihi kia korua!
Madison rated it
26 May 2024
Such an amazing workshop! So much support and guidance. Beautiful mahi, Kia ora! 10/10, I will be back!
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

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