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Nathan Jerry Nz Kawakawa Pounamu Greenstone Jade Bound Maori Hei Matau Hook


Nathan Jerry Nz Kawakawa Pounamu Greenstone Jade Bound Maori Hei Matau Hook
Nathan Jerry Nz Kawakawa Pounamu Greenstone Jade Bound Maori Hei Matau Hook
Nathan Jerry Nz Kawakawa Pounamu Greenstone Jade Bound Maori Hei Matau Hook
Nathan Jerry Nz Kawakawa Pounamu Greenstone Jade Bound Maori Hei Matau Hook
Nathan Jerry Nz Kawakawa Pounamu Greenstone Jade Bound Maori Hei Matau Hook

Nathan Jerry Nz Kawakawa Pounamu Greenstone Jade Bound Maori Hei Matau Hook    Nathan Jerry Nz Kawakawa Pounamu Greenstone Jade Bound Maori Hei Matau Hook

NATHAN JERRY NZ KAWAKAWA POUNAMU GREENSTONE JADE BOUND MAORI HEI MATAU HOOK. STUNNING SUPER RARE SEMI TRANSLUCENT NZ RICH GREEN SHADES IN THIS ONE OF KIND GEM GRADE NEW ZELAND KAWAKAWA POUNAMU JADE BOUND MAORI HEI MATAU FISH HOOK. 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 JADE FROM THE SOUTH ISLAND OF AOTEAROA NZ. Hand carved by Nathan, it measures 2.1" by 1.5" at the widest part at the top, with a depth of 8mms. It is bound with traditional crossover lashing on a strong waxed deep turquoise green hand braided adjustable cord. It comes with my certificate of authenticity. THE HEI MATAU IS 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 REPRESENTS COURAGE AND STRENGTH AND IS BELIEVED TO PROTECT THE SEA TRAVELLER. The carvings I offer are priced incredibly reasonably for genuine artist carved NZ POUNAMU which will soon become impossible to obtain. 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! Pounamu is found only in the South Island of New Zealand. Because of this, the island was originally named Te Whi 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 Mori 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 Ngi Tahu (Ngi Tahu people on the West Coast), with the junction of this river and Waitaiki (Olderog) Stream being particularly important. 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! All other buyers may choose this option if required. 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 NZ KAWAKAWA POUNAMU GREENSTONE JADE BOUND MAORI HEI MATAU HOOK" is in sale since Tuesday, June 15, 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


Nathan Jerry Nz Kawakawa Pounamu Greenstone Jade Bound Maori Hei Matau Hook    Nathan Jerry Nz Kawakawa Pounamu Greenstone Jade Bound Maori Hei Matau Hook