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One Of Kind 3.5 New Zealand Maori Ancient Swamp Kauri Bound Hei Toki Adze


One Of Kind 3.5 New Zealand Maori Ancient Swamp Kauri Bound Hei Toki Adze
One Of Kind 3.5 New Zealand Maori Ancient Swamp Kauri Bound Hei Toki Adze
One Of Kind 3.5 New Zealand Maori Ancient Swamp Kauri Bound Hei Toki Adze
One Of Kind 3.5 New Zealand Maori Ancient Swamp Kauri Bound Hei Toki Adze
One Of Kind 3.5 New Zealand Maori Ancient Swamp Kauri Bound Hei Toki Adze

One Of Kind 3.5 New Zealand Maori Ancient Swamp Kauri Bound Hei Toki Adze   One Of Kind 3.5 New Zealand Maori Ancient Swamp Kauri Bound Hei Toki Adze

ONE OF KIND 3.2 NEW ZEALAND MAORI ANCIENT SWAMP KAURI BOUND HEI TOKI ADZE. A WONDERFUL AND UNIQUE MAORI HEI TOKI ADZE CARVED FROM ANCIENT NEW ZEALAND SWAMP KAURI.

This unique, fascinating and outstanding Hei Toki Adze has amazing patterns and shimmering colour.. This reclaimed swamp wood is many thousands of years old.

It measures 3.5" by 1.6" with a depth of 1/8. It's lashed in the traditional way with crossover binding on to a black adjustable waxed hand braided cord. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and a special cloth for keeping it clean.

Kauri forests once covered much of the North Island of New Zealand, before Mori and European settlers caused deforestation, causing several areas to revert to sand dunes, scrubs, and swamps. Even afterward, ancient kauri fields continued to provide a source for the gum and the remaining forests. Swamp kauri timber, also known as ancient kauri, is milled from kauri trees that have been buried and preserved in peat swamps for between 800 and 60,000 years. Some kauri were up to 2,000 years old when they fell.

Swamp kauri is a broad term applied to timber that varies in age and the way it's been preserved. 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 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! 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. It measures 3.2" by 1.8" with a depth of 1/8. Kauri forests once covered much of the North Island of New Zealand, before Maori and European settlers caused deforestation, causing several areas to revert to sand dunes, scrubs, and swamps. 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 "ONE OF KIND 3.5 NEW ZEALAND MAORI ANCIENT SWAMP KAURI BOUND HEI TOKI ADZE" is in sale since Saturday, April 10, 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. Region%252Bor%252BCulture: NZ+Maori
  2. Handmade: Yes
  3. Modified Item: No
  4. Country/Region of Manufacture: New Zealand


One Of Kind 3.5 New Zealand Maori Ancient Swamp Kauri Bound Hei Toki Adze   One Of Kind 3.5 New Zealand Maori Ancient Swamp Kauri Bound Hei Toki Adze