Paua is the maori name given to three New Zealand species of large edible sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs. Known in the US and Australia as abalone. The shell is recognised as a precious taonga in Maoridom.
These are polished pieces of paua shell, popular for craft, decorating items such as kete and wall hangings and jewellery.
Available Highly polished in small or large piece size (both in 100 gram bags) or Satin finish which are also polished but not as shiny as the highly polished. Satin finish is sold in a 250gm bulk bag which has approximately 100+ assorted size pieces including large pieces.
Note the $1 coin in the photo to give you an idea of the size of the pieces.
The number given next to the sizes is an approximate guide based on me counting the number of pieces in one bag - we don't count every bag sorry!