Putatara
Putatara

Our Putatara is a conch shell trumpet, hand carved here in New Zealand.
These instruments were used for a variety of roles from signalling to ceremonial uses.

Maori legend has it that when Tane descended from the heavens carrying the 3 baskets of knowledge gifted from his father Rangi, he left behind a putatara as a koha (gift).

The two main components are shell and wood. The shell represents Tangaroa (God of the ocean) and the wood, Tane Mahuta (God of the forest).

*Please note carvings can vary depending on the carver.

Putatara Size: 32 cm long
Stand Size: 43 cm long x 14.5 cm wide x 3.5 high

Engraving: The top of the base can be engraved, see below for engraving information.
Price:
NZ$ 499.99
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Engraving Notes
Add your engraving using the Engraving Options Box above (1-18 Letters).
Plain engraving is a minimum of $28.00.  
Paua engraving is a minimum $35.00.
Eg. If the name you want engraved is Hemi or HEMI this will cost $28.00 in plain or $35.00 in Paua. 
If you need more letters or numbers please use our engraving links below to purchase extra letters.
Please write your engraving in the "Text to Engrave" box as you want it to apper - eg: Hemi or HEMI - Upper case or lower case with the first letter a capital.
Please note we can not accept any returns for engraved items, please check your spelling carefully.

Fonts - We prefer to use Iowan font, we are able to use many fonts, although Paua engraving does not work with thin fonts.
We normally let the engravers choose the best look but if you have a particular font you'd like please let us know.
We can do a combination of Paua and plain engraving - eg: a date often looks better smaller and in plain engraving underneath a name space permitting.
Please note the number of letters will effect how big the name can be engraved
Please allow an extra 3-4 days for engraving. 
Or please email michelle@giftguru.co.nz or phone (+64 9 4596070) us if you need help.

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