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Au Rei • Cloak Pin Pendant


  • Medium: bone, pāua (New Zealand abalone)
  • Size: 5 × 0.5 inches
  • Reference Code: NZ60404


Au Rei (cloak pins) were made of ivory, bone, shell and nephrite. They are generally curved, pointed and perforated for cord attachment to the cloak. In use they pinned the side edges of the cloak together. Sometimes a few were worn together to make a pleasant sound. Worn as a pendant for safekeeping. Head represents a kaitiaki (guardian).

Stacy Gordine

Stacy Gordine


Ngāti Porou

(1970- )

“I have been fortunate enough to have a supportive family and met many inspiring people in my life who have encouraged me to follow my talents and passion. My father, a woodcarver himself, imparted his knowledge of woodcraft plus provided a creative environment and stories of my great-uncles Pine and John Taiapa, who were Tohunga Whakairo. I have always respected and been inspired by the artistic achievements by indigenous artisans in Aotearoa and throughout the world.”

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