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Nathan Jerry New Zealand Tangiwai Pounamu Greenstone Maori Small Rei Niho


Nathan Jerry New Zealand Tangiwai Pounamu Greenstone Maori Small Rei Niho
Nathan Jerry New Zealand Tangiwai Pounamu Greenstone Maori Small Rei Niho
Nathan Jerry New Zealand Tangiwai Pounamu Greenstone Maori Small Rei Niho

Nathan Jerry New Zealand Tangiwai Pounamu Greenstone Maori Small Rei Niho    Nathan Jerry New Zealand Tangiwai Pounamu Greenstone Maori Small Rei Niho
NATHAN JERRY NEW ZEALAND TANGIWAI POUNAMU GREENSTONE MAORI SMALL REI NIHO. STUNNING SUPER RARE TRANSLUCENT NZ TANGIWAI POUNAMU IN THIS ONE OF KIND GEM GRADE MAORI REI NIHO WHALE TOOTH. Nathan is a greatly admired carver in New Zealand and his work is much respected by other jade artists. This is a wonderful 100% ONE OF KIND PIECE - SATIN SMOOTH TACTILE FINISH - OUTSTANDING TRANSLUCENCE - RAREST TOP QUALITY STONE FROM THE MILFORD SOUND IN THE SOUTH ISLAND OF AOTEAROA NZ. &#######xA0; Hand carved by Nathan, &#######xA0;it measures 2" by 7/8" at the widest part at the top, with a&#######xA0; depth of 7mms. &#######xA0; It is bound with traditional crossover lashing on a strong waxed black hand braided adjustable cord. It comes with my certificate of authenticity.

THE REI NIHO REPRESENTS THE TOOTH OF A WHALE AND IS SACRED TO THE MAORI PEOPLE. SIGNIFYING COURAGE AND GUARDIANSHIP (KAITIAKI). THE KORU REPRESENTS NEW LIFE AND HOPE.

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. 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.

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. &#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B. 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! &#######xA0; All other buyers may choose this option if required. Hand carved by Nathan, it measures 2" by 7/8" at the widest part at the top, with a depth of 7mms. It is bound with traditional crossover lashing on a strong waxed black hand braided adjustable cord. 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. The item "NATHAN JERRY NEW ZEALAND TANGIWAI POUNAMU GREENSTONE MAORI SMALL REI NIHO" is in sale since Thursday, May 27, 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. Country/Region of Manufacture: New Zealand
  2. Handmade: Yes
  3. Modified Item: No


Nathan Jerry New Zealand Tangiwai Pounamu Greenstone Maori Small Rei Niho    Nathan Jerry New Zealand Tangiwai Pounamu Greenstone Maori Small Rei Niho