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Unique pūtōrino

  • Richard Nunns playing a whale rib putorino
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  Richard Nunns playing his unique whale rib pūtōrino on Te Papa’s marae. Richard Nunns, expert in ngā taonga pūoro (Māori musical instruments), has a very unusual pūtōrino, or flute, made from the rib of a right whale. With its long, curving shape and carved references to the tail flukes and blow hole of a… Read more »