This Maori Porotiti Musical Instrument is a rarely seen Maori wind instrument.
It's a humming disc, with the sound made by centring the totara disc on the cords, holding the cords in two hands, and twirling the cord to make the disc spin.
The kaitiaki (guardian) associated with the porotiti is Tawhirimatea, the God of the Winds.
The porotiti makes a soft humming sound.
It is considered to be a healing disc, played above sleeping babies to break up mucus in blocked noses and ears.
This porotiti is made from native timber Totara and measures approximately 8cm x 5cm (3" x 2"). Carved by James, a carver of Ngati Kahungungu/ Tu Wharetoa descent, and a graduate of the NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, Rotorua.
Shipped in a kete bag, worldwide.
Shipping Times during Covid-19
Currently (January 2021), Airmail to Australia and the USA is taking about 5 weeks, and Airmail to the UK and Europe is taking 6-7 weeks. Airmail to South America is at least 8 weeks, and allow up to 12 weeks.
Economy Courier and Express Courier are up to 10 working days worldwide.
As always, we do not guarantee Airmail or Courier shipping times, as they are beyond our control.
Courier shipping times within New Zealand are approximately one working day to the North Island, 2 working days to the South Island (with an overnight option available at a different price), and up to 3 days to rural areas.
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