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.
3 different sized pieces are available as follows;
Small; 100 grams made up of approximately 70 pieces (top in photo)
Large; 100 grams made up of approximately 13 pieces (middle in photo)
Satin Assorted; satin pieces (bottom in photo) are also polished but not as shiny as the small and large, they are sold in a 250gm bulk bag which has approximately 200 assorted size pieces.
Note the $2 coin in the photo to give you an idea of the size of the pieces.