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One Of Kind New Zealand Pounamu West Coast Serpentine Maori Breastplate Necklace


One Of Kind New Zealand Pounamu West Coast Serpentine Maori Breastplate Necklace
One Of Kind New Zealand Pounamu West Coast Serpentine Maori Breastplate Necklace
One Of Kind New Zealand Pounamu West Coast Serpentine Maori Breastplate Necklace
One Of Kind New Zealand Pounamu West Coast Serpentine Maori Breastplate Necklace
One Of Kind New Zealand Pounamu West Coast Serpentine Maori Breastplate Necklace
One Of Kind New Zealand Pounamu West Coast Serpentine Maori Breastplate Necklace

One Of Kind New Zealand Pounamu West Coast Serpentine Maori Breastplate Necklace    One Of Kind New Zealand Pounamu West Coast Serpentine Maori Breastplate Necklace
ONE OF KIND NEW ZEALAND POUNAMU WEST COAST SERPENTINE MAORI BREASTPLATE NECKLACE. SUPERB ONE OF KIND NZ MAORI BLUE/TURQUOISE SERPENTINE POUNAMU BREASTPLATE PENDANT by New Zealand Stone Artist Mia Tennant. Fabulous shades of blue and turquoise picture like stripey patterning. RARE AND BEAUTIFUL STONE FROM THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND.

THE BREASTPLATE IS BELIEVED TO PROTECT THE WEARER FROM HARM. This fabulous piece measures 3" by 1.4". It is suspended on a hand braided brown waxed cord with sliding adjustable knots. A beautifully tactile heirloom piece. 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. 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! 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.

All other buyers may choose this option if required. The item "ONE OF KIND NEW ZEALAND POUNAMU WEST COAST SERPENTINE MAORI BREASTPLATE NECKLACE" is in sale since Friday, June 19, 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 to North, South, or Latin America, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia.

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


One Of Kind New Zealand Pounamu West Coast Serpentine Maori Breastplate Necklace    One Of Kind New Zealand Pounamu West Coast Serpentine Maori Breastplate Necklace