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Flawless Collectible Niki Nepia Nz Maori Pounamu Greenstone Jade Hei Matau Hook


Flawless Collectible Niki Nepia Nz Maori Pounamu Greenstone Jade Hei Matau Hook
Flawless Collectible Niki Nepia Nz Maori Pounamu Greenstone Jade Hei Matau Hook
Flawless Collectible Niki Nepia Nz Maori Pounamu Greenstone Jade Hei Matau Hook
Flawless Collectible Niki Nepia Nz Maori Pounamu Greenstone Jade Hei Matau Hook

Flawless Collectible Niki Nepia Nz Maori Pounamu Greenstone Jade Hei Matau Hook   Flawless Collectible Niki Nepia Nz Maori Pounamu Greenstone Jade Hei Matau Hook
FLAWLESS COLLECTIBLE NIKI NEPIA NZ MAORI POUNAMU GREENSTONE JADE HEI MATAU HOOK. SUPERB MUSEUM QUALITY COLLECTIBLE ONE OF KIND FLAWLESS TRANSLUCENT LEAF GREEN KAHURANGI POUNAMU NEW ZEALAND JADE MAORI HEI MATAU FISH HOOK designed, ornately and beautifully carved and finished by renowned NZ Maori Master Carver NIKI NEPIA. &#######xA0; Niki is internationally recognized as one of our country's finest carvers, and his carvings are very collectible. They are on show at our national museum Te Papa, and in other galleries in Aotearoa. THE HEI MATAU REPRESENTS THE LEGENDARY FISH HOOK WITH WHICH MAORI DEMI GOD MAUI IS SAID TO HAVE PULLED THE NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND FROM THE SOUTH ISLAND - IT IS A SYMBOL OF STRENGTH AND PROSPERITY.

&#######xA0; This outstanding and striking example&#######xA0; measures 2.2" by 1.5" with a sculptural depth of 1/8. &#######xA0;It is bound with traditional crossover lashing onto an adjustable hand braided black waxed cord with sliding knots. A beautifully tactile heirloom piece.

The carvings I offer are priced incredibly reasonably for genuine artist carved&#######xA0;NZ POUNAMU which will soon become impossible to obtain. All my pendants are blessed in the Maori tradition. &#######xA0;All my photos are taken outside in natural light - no digital enhancement - no photoshopping - what you see is what you get!

Pounamu is found only in the South Island of New Zealand. Because of this, the island was originally named Te W&######x101;hi 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.

&#####x2022;Arahura - a dark velvet green. &#####x2022;Inanga - pale blue or green - can be opaque or translucent. &#####x2022;Totoweka - a rare type - streaked or spotted with red. &#####x2022;Kahotea - dark green with darker inclusions. &#####x2022;Kawakawa - rich leaf green sometimes with dark freckling. &#####x2022;Kohuwai - a misty grey blue with vivid bright green - like moss in a stream.

&#####x2022;Kokopu - sometimes called troutstone - silver or golden green with brown freckling. &#####x2022;Kahurangi - emerald clear green sometimes with white feathering - highly prized. &#####x2022;Raukaraka - called Flower Jade - varied greens with gold/orange blooms. &#####x2022;Tangiwai - bowenite - found only in certain areas of Aotearoa NZ - dark blue/green - exceptional translucence. The main deposits used by M&######x101;ori 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 Ng&######x101;i Tahu (Ng&######x101;i Tahu people on the West Coast), with the junction of this river and Waitaiki (Olderog) Stream being particularly important.

&#######xA0;Please be prepared for postal delay at these uncertain times. Authentic Pounamu Jade + Bone Carvings from Aotearoa New Zealand, the land of the Maori people and the inspiring scenery you saw in Lord of the Rings! &#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B. &#######xA0; All other buyers may choose this option if required.

Niki is internationally recognized as one of our country's finest carvers, and his carvings are very collectible. This outstanding and striking example measures 2.2" by 1.5" with a sculptural depth of 1/8. It is bound with traditional crossover lashing onto an adjustable hand braided black waxed cord with sliding knots. The carvings I offer are priced incredibly reasonably for genuine artist carved NZ POUNAMU which will soon become impossible to obtain. All my photos are taken outside in natural light - no digital enhancement - no photoshopping - what you see is what you get!

Because of this, the island was originally named Te Wahi Pounamu (the place of pounamu), but over time this name changed to Te Wai Pounamu (the greenstone waters). There are ten main types of pounamu.

Arahura - a dark velvet green. Inanga - pale blue or green - can be opaque or translucent. Totoweka - a rare type - streaked or spotted with red. Kahotea - dark green with darker inclusions.

Kawakawa - rich leaf green sometimes with dark freckling. Kohuwai - a misty grey blue with vivid bright green - like moss in a stream. Kokopu - sometimes called troutstone - silver or golden green with brown freckling. Kahurangi - emerald clear green sometimes with white feathering - highly prized.

Raukaraka - called Flower Jade - varied greens with gold/orange blooms. Tangiwai - bowenite - found only in certain areas of Aotearoa NZ - dark blue/green - exceptional translucence. New Zealand gold The main deposits used by Maori are in the districts around the Taramakau and Arahura rivers in Westland, coastal south Westland and the Lake Wakatipu area in Otago.

Traditionally, the pounamu in the Arahura River has been most important for Poutini Ngai Tahu (Ngai Tahu people on the West Coast), with the junction of this river and Waitaiki (Olderog) Stream being particularly important. Please be prepared for postal delay at these uncertain times. The item "FLAWLESS COLLECTIBLE NIKI NEPIA NZ MAORI POUNAMU GREENSTONE JADE HEI MATAU HOOK" is in sale since Thursday, June 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "actonpark" and is located in Slice of Heaven.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  1. Handmade: Yes
  2. Modified Item: No
  3. Country/Region of Manufacture: New Zealand
  4. Culture: Pacific Islands


Flawless Collectible Niki Nepia Nz Maori Pounamu Greenstone Jade Hei Matau Hook   Flawless Collectible Niki Nepia Nz Maori Pounamu Greenstone Jade Hei Matau Hook