Jul 10, 2013 20:04:30 PDT
View all revisions
New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items). See the seller's listing
... Read moreabout the condition
Country of Manufacture:
MAORI JADE AND BONE MASTER CARVINGS
Visit my store
Add this store to favorites
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.
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.
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.
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!
New Zealand gold
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
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).
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.COMBINED LOW COST SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
I will airmail ship as many items as you want for one flat fee of $10.00
note this is regular airmail shipping - no insurance or tracking -
takes 7 - 14 days to reach you - please ask if you would like your
purchase shipped differently - it costs extra.
PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT PAY IMPORT OR CUSTOMS DUTIES ORIGINATING IN YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE.