Pounamu whales tooth Workshop

Pounamu Rei Niho

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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 toimanawa@live.com

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

Refund Policy


o   An administration fee of $20 per booking applies to all refunds.

o   A FULL refund (less Admin fee) will be given if you withdraw from a class/workshop 7 days or more before the start date

o   NO refund will be given if you withdraw from a class/workshop less than 7 days before the start date.

o   NO refund will be given if you withdraw after a class/workshop has commenced. However, participants are welcome to transfer to another class/workshop or accept a credit for another class/workshop taking place at a later date.

o   Refunds can take up to 10 working days to process.


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If a class is cancelled, you will be notified no less than 4 days before the start of the class, participants are welcome to transfer to any another workshop regardless of price or accept a credit for another class or a full refund will can given.

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ABSCA requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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20 December 2020 • Pounamu whales tooth Workshop

This course was such a treat for my mind and finally found my zen during the carving process. I love it so much!


20 December 2020 • Pounamu whales tooth Workshop

I absolutely loved this workshop, I never thought I’d be able to make something that holds so much meaning for me. I also never knew how long it can take to make a single piece and that gave me a deeper appreciation for the art. I would highly recommend others do this workshop, it was worth every moment.


01 November 2020 • Pounamu whales tooth Workshop

Amazing Workshop. Maha is a great teacher and provides a supportive and welcoming environment. I intend to take more workshops.

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