pūtātara (Māori taonga pūoro conch shell trumpet)

~ Wind instrument


Trumpet made of conch shell, it has a beautifully carved wooden mouthpiece. It was for signalling, but also ceremonial and ritual use.


from: New Zealand
part of: taonga pūoro (Māori traditional instrument ensemble)
subtypes: pūpakapaka (Māori taonga pūoro long necked conch trumpet)
type of: natural brass instruments
Wikidata: Q7265233 [info]
information page: http://www.radionz.co.nz/collections/hearapuoro/audio/2508838/putatara [info]
http://www.tahaa.co.nz/taonga-puoro-mainmenu-30/putatara-mainmenu-40.html [info]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=got_iLKSIBY [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pūtātara.jpg [info]
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Putatara_11.jpg [info]