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One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Large Paua Eyed Maori Hei Tiki


One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Large Paua Eyed Maori Hei Tiki
One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Large Paua Eyed Maori Hei Tiki
One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Large Paua Eyed Maori Hei Tiki
One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Large Paua Eyed Maori Hei Tiki
One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Large Paua Eyed Maori Hei Tiki
One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Large Paua Eyed Maori Hei Tiki

One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Large Paua Eyed Maori Hei Tiki    One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Large Paua Eyed Maori Hei Tiki

ONE OF KIND NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE JADE LARGE PAUA EYED MAORI HEI TIKI. COMPLETELY ONE OF KIND NEW ZEALAND GEM GRADE SUPERB QUALITY GOLDEN GREEN NEW ZEALAND RAUKARAKA POUNAMU FLOWER JADE MAORI HEI TIKI. FABULOUS DETAILED CARVING WITH TRADITIONAL INLAID TURQUOISE IRIDESCENT PAUA SHELL EYES hand carved and perfectly finished by New Zealand master carver Wayne Turnbull.

OUTSTANDING JADE from the MARSDEN area of the South Island of New Zealand. It measures 3.5" by 1.9" and has a substantial three dimensional sculptural depth of 2/8. It's suspended side hanging in the traditional Maori way on a black waxed hand braided 24 cord with jade toggle. It comes with a certificate of authenticity - guaranteed NZ pounamu jade. RARE STONE - SUPER IMPRESSIVE SCULPTURAL TRADITIONAL HEI TIKI - CHARACTERFUL EXPRESSIVE CARVING - FLAWLESS SATIN FINISH - SUPER TACTILE.

The Maori Hei Tiki is a symbol of the first human being - worn by Maori men and women, it is thought to bring abundance, prosperity and fertility. 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. The Maori Hei Tiki is a symbol of the first human being - worn by Maori men and women, it is thought to bring abundance, prosperity and fertility. 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 LARGE PAUA EYED MAORI HEI TIKI" is in sale since Wednesday, June 9, 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%252C%2BCulture: Maori
  2. Product%252BType: Wearable+Art
  3. Handmade: Yes
  4. Category: Collectibles
  5. Modified Item: No
  6. Country/Region of Manufacture: New Zealand
  7. Era: 1900-Now
  8. Region%25252C%252BCulture: Maori
  9. Region%252Bor%252BCulture: NZ+Maori
  10. Region%2C+Culture: Maori
  11. Culture: Pacific Islands


One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Large Paua Eyed Maori Hei Tiki    One Of Kind Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Jade Large Paua Eyed Maori Hei Tiki