Kōrero: Shellfish

A shell trumpet

A shell trumpet

Shell trumpets or pūtara were constructed from the shells of Charonia lampas, New Zealand’s largest sea snails, or from washed-up triton shells (C. tritonis).

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: F.005479/12

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Food and other uses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/8040/a-shell-trumpet (accessed 18 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006