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Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus


Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus
Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus
Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus
Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus
Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus
Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus
Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus
Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus
Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus

Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus  Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus
UNIQUE ARTWORK NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE FLOWER JADE MAORI TE WHEKE OCTOPUS. MAGNIFICENT SUPER COLLECTIBLE LARGE HAND CARVED MAORI TE WHEKE&#######xA0; - COMPLETELY ONE OF KIND -&#######xA0;&#######xA0; GEM GRADE NEW ZEALAND EMERALD GREEN AND GOLD FLOWER&#######xA0; JADE GREENSTONE RAUKARAKA POUNAMU OCTOPUS PENDANT DESIGNED, CARVED, AND PERFECTLY FINISHED by New Zealand Maori Master Carver REWIRI TARAPATA whose 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. A BRILLIANT PIECE OF WORK, measuring 2.5" by 2.2" with a sculptural three dimensional depth of&#######xA0; 3/8. &#######xA0; OUTSTANDING DETAIL IN THIS ONE OF KIND PENDANT - TINY BLACK CORAL EYES AND EXQUISITELY CARVED TENTACLES. &#######xA0; It's suspended through hidden holes behind the head on a black superstrong adjustable waxed hand braided cord. It comes with a certificate of authenticity - guaranteed NZ pounamu jade. THE OCTOPUS - TE WHEKE - PLAYS A LARGE PART IN MAORI MYTH AND LEGEND - A GIANT OCTOPUS IS SAID TO HAVE LED THE POLYNESIAN EXPLORER KUPE TO AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND. The concept of Te Wheke, the octopus, has come to define family health.

The head of the octopus represents the wh&######x101;nau (family), the eyes of the octopus as waiora (total wellbeing for the individual and family) and each of the eight tentacles representing a specific dimension of health. The dimensions are interwoven and this represents the close relationship of the tentacles. 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. MAGNIFICENT SUPER COLLECTIBLE LARGE HAND CARVED MAORI TE WHEKE - COMPLETELY ONE OF KIND - GEM GRADE NEW ZEALAND EMERALD GREEN AND GOLD FLOWER JADE GREENSTONE RAUKARAKA POUNAMU OCTOPUS PENDANT DESIGNED, CARVED, AND PERFECTLY FINISHED by New Zealand Maori Master Carver REWIRI TARAPATA whose work is much sought after and on display in New Zealand galleries. A BRILLIANT PIECE OF WORK, measuring 2.5" by 2.2" with a sculptural three dimensional depth of 3/8. OUTSTANDING DETAIL IN THIS ONE OF KIND PENDANT - TINY BLACK CORAL EYES AND EXQUISITELY CARVED TENTACLES. It's suspended through hidden holes behind the head on a black superstrong adjustable waxed hand braided cord. The head of the octopus represents the whanau (family), the eyes of the octopus as waiora (total wellbeing for the individual and family) and each of the eight tentacles representing a specific dimension of health.

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. 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 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 "UNIQUE ARTWORK NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE FLOWER JADE MAORI TE WHEKE OCTOPUS" is in sale since Wednesday, June 2, 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


Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus  Unique Artwork Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Flower Jade Maori Te Wheke Octopus