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One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki


One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki
One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki
One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki
One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki
One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki
One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki
One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki
One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki
One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki
One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki

One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki   One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki

ONE OF KIND A MCGREGOR NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE INANGA JADE MAORI HEI TOKI. COLLECTIBLE HAND CARVED MAORI HEI TOKI - COMPLETELY ONE OF KIND -&#######xA0;&#######xA0; GEM GRADE NEW ZEALAND PALE MINT GREEN INANGA&#######xA0; POUNAMU (NELSON BAY) PENDANT DESIGNED, CARVED, AND PERFECTLY FINISHED by New Zealand Maori Master Carver Andrew McGregor, whose work is much sought after and on display in New Zealand galleries.

This jade is from the Nelson area of the South Island of New Zealand. &#######xA0; It has apple green inclusions and good translucence. Carved into a pyramid shape, this is a strong and substantial Hei Toki, representing chieftainship and crafstmanship. &#######xA0; It measures 2.8" by 1.2" with a depth of 3/8, expertly traditionally bound with crossover lashing onto a natural strong waxed adjustable cord. THIS POUNAMU FEELS LIKE MARBLE - COOL, SMOOTH AND TACTILE.

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 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. 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 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.

COLLECTIBLE HAND CARVED MAORI HEI TOKI - COMPLETELY ONE OF KIND - GEM GRADE NEW ZEALAND PALE MINT GREEN INANGA POUNAMU (NELSON BAY) PENDANT DESIGNED, CARVED, AND PERFECTLY FINISHED by New Zealand Maori Master Carver Andrew McGregor, whose work is much sought after and on display in New Zealand galleries. It has apple green inclusions and good translucence.

It measures 2.8" by 1.2" with a depth of 3/8, expertly traditionally bound with crossover lashing onto a natural strong waxed adjustable cord. 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. New Zealand gold 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. The item "ONE OF KIND A MCGREGOR NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE INANGA JADE MAORI HEI TOKI" is in sale since Wednesday, December 23, 2020. 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. Modified Item: No
  2. Country/Region of Manufacture: New Zealand
  3. Region%252Bor%252BCulture: NZ+Maori
  4. Handmade: Yes


One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki   One Of Kind A Mcgregor Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Inanga Jade Maori Hei Toki