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One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau


One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau
One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau
One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau
One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau
One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau
One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau
One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau

One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau    One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau

ONE OF KIND NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE JADE BOUND MAORI WHALE TAIL MATAU. STUNNING HAND CARVED MAORI TRADITIONALLY BOUND WHALE TAIL HEI MATAU FISH HOOK - COMPLETELY ONE OF KIND - GEM GRADE NEW ZEALAND DEEP GREEN ARAHURA JADE GREENSTONE POUNAMU PENDANT DESIGNED, EXQUISITELY CARVED, AND PERFECTLY FINISHED by New Zealand master carver Ezster Szigethy, trained by the legendary Maori Tohunga Whakairo Lewis Gardiner. Her work is much sought after and on display in New Zealand galleries. This jade is from the Marsden area of the South Island of New Zealand.

AN EXQUISITE PIECE OF WORK, measuring 2.6" by 1.5" at the widest part, with a rounded three dimensional SCULPTED depth of 9mms. Velvety and highly tactile, it is bound with traditional single knot lashing onto a superstrong hand braided black waxed cord with adjustable sliding knots. It comes with a certificate of authenticity - guaranteed NZ pounamu jade. THE MAORI HEI MATAU REPRESENTS 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 TRIUMPH AND PROSPERITY - COMBINED IN THIS PIECE WITH THE MAGIC OF THE WHALE TAIL. 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. 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 NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE JADE BOUND MAORI WHALE TAIL MATAU" is in sale since Tuesday, June 1, 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 Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau    One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Bound Maori Whale Tail Matau