Story: Shellfish

Tusk-shell necklace (1st of 2)

Tusk-shell necklace

Māori made necklaces (hangaroa) from tusk shells by threading them onto strings of flax fibre.

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Reference: D51-379-1

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Chitons, tusk shells and rare classes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/8034/tusk-shell-necklace (accessed 16 August 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006