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Torea is the Maori word for the oystercatcher bird. Various species of this genus are spread over the world. The pied oystercatcher and the variable oystercatcher are native to New Zealand. Despite its name suggests this wader bird does not feed on oysters but on small crabs, worms, and other small marine creatures.
Courtesy photo: Boneart.co.nz
The torea bone carved pendants on the photo are made by master carver Kerry Thompson:
“Most of my works are of a contemporary Maori design, and I am greatly influenced by the beauty and nature that …