ENGRAVED NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE JADE MAORI BOUND TOKI ADZE NECKLACE

Price:$170.00
Item number:437044
Item location:Slice of Heaven, New Zealand
 
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Condition: New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items). See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Country of Manufacture: New Zealand
Region%252C%2BCulture: Maori Era: 1900-Now
Region%25252C%252BCulture: Maori Category: Collectibles
Region%252Bor%252BCulture: NZ+Maori Region%2C+Culture: Maori
Product%252BType: Wearable+Art
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SUPERB MUSEUM QUALITY ONE OF KIND NEW ZEALAND SEMI TRANSLUCENT SHADED APPLE GREEN/PALE GREEN MARSDEN JADE GREENSTONE POUNAMU MAORI ENGRAVED BASE BOUND HEI TOKI PENDANT hand carved and perfectly finished by New Zealand Maori Master Carver Shane Mackintosh, whose work is displayed at the major New Zealand galleries and is highly collectible . It measures 2.5" long by 1.2" and has a three dimensional depth of 8mms at the engraved blade edge with beautiful bevelling.  It's traditionally bound with cross over lashing and suspended on a black waxed hand braided adjustable cord - lovingly engraved with traditional Maori Kowhaiwhai engraving with a fine satin finish.

Pounamu is found only in the South Island of New Zealand. Because of this, the island was originally named Te Wāhi Pounamu (the place of pounamu), but over time this name changed to Te Wai Pounamu (the greenstone waters). No other jade should be classified as pounamu as it is a Maori name for the stone. - there are ten main types of pounamu:

Arahura - a dark velvet greenInanga - pale blue or green - can be opaque or translucentTotoweka - a rare type - streaked or spotted with redKahotea - dark green with darker inclusionsKawakawa - rich leaf green sometimes with dark frecklingKohuwai - a misty grey blue with vivid bright green - like moss in a stream.
Kokopu - sometimes called troutstone - silver or golden green with brown frecklingKahurangi - emerald clear green sometimes with white feathering - highly prizedRaukaraka - called Flower Jade - varied greens with gold/orange bloomsTangiwai - bowenite - found only in certain areas of Aotearoa NZ - dark blue/green - exceptional translucence.

You are welcome at my auctions - please read my 100% feedback and know you are  buying ONE OF A KIND CARVINGS BY NATIVE NEW ZEALAND ARTISTS exactly as described and pictured. DON'T SETTLE FOR VERY  INFERIOR TOURIST MASS PRODUCED SOUVENIRS - many of the low priced so called "Maori" jade carvings you see on at the moment are not carved in New Zealand and not New Zealand jade.

The carvings I offer are priced incredibly reasonably for genuine artist carved NZ POUNAMU which will soon become impossible to obtain.  I am a fair trade seller and pay the carvers what they deserve. All my pendants are blessed in the Maori tradition. All my photos are taken outside in natural light - no digital enhancement - no photoshopping - what you see is what you get!

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Māori valued pounamu in the same way Europeans valued gold. Around the 1870s, Te Otatu from Coromandel remarked: ‘Let the gold be worked by the white men. It was not a thing known to our ancestors. My only treasure is the pounamu.' (Kati ano taku taonga nui i te pounamu.)1

The main deposits used by Māori are in the districts around the Taramakau and Arahura rivers in Westland, coastal south Westland and the Lake Wakatipu area in Otago. In addition, there is a significant field of bowenite in Milford Sound (Piopiotahi).

Traditionally, the pounamu in the Arahura River has been most important for Poutini Ngāi Tahu (Ngāi Tahu people on the West Coast), with the junction of this river and Waitaiki (Olderog) Stream being particularly important.

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