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Unique Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Totoweka Jade Maori Totoweka Leaf Pendant


Unique Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Totoweka Jade Maori Totoweka Leaf Pendant
Unique Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Totoweka Jade Maori Totoweka Leaf Pendant
Unique Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Totoweka Jade Maori Totoweka Leaf Pendant
Unique Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Totoweka Jade Maori Totoweka Leaf Pendant
Unique Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Totoweka Jade Maori Totoweka Leaf Pendant
Unique Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Totoweka Jade Maori Totoweka Leaf Pendant

Unique Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Totoweka Jade Maori Totoweka Leaf Pendant  Unique Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Totoweka Jade Maori Totoweka Leaf Pendant

UNIQUE NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE TOTOWEKA JADE MAORI TOTOWEKA LEAF PENDANT. A GREAT PRIVILEGE TO OFFER THIS OUTSTANDINGLY BEAUTIFUL 100% UNIQUE COLLECTIBLE ART WORK - BY THE TALENTED NZ CARVER EMILY CANNAN. STUNNING NEW ZEALAND GEM GRADE RAREST TRANSLUCENT EMERALD AND PALEST RED-ORANGE POUNAMU NEPHRITE TOTOWEKA&#######xA0; JADE MAORI KAWAKAWA&#######xA0; LEAF. Hand carved by Emily, this patterned and beautifully shaded stone has been exquisitely carved and perfectly finished with a tactile, silky gloss glow and measures 2" by 1.9" at the widest part&#######xA0; with a rounded sculptural depth.

It is suspended on either side on a black hand braided adjustable cord. THE KAWAKAWA PLANT IS TRADITIONALLY USED BY MAORI PEOPLE TO RELIEVE INFLAMMATION OF ANY KIND AND IS A POTENT MEDICINAL PLANT. &#######xA0; ITS LEAVES OFTEN SHOW SMALL HOLES AS THEY ARE EATEN BY THE CATERPILLAR OF THE KAWAKAWA MOTH. IT COMES WITH MY CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.

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! 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. M&######x101;ori valued pounamu in the same way Europeans valued gold. Around the 1870s, Te Otatu from Coromandel remarked: &#####x2018;Let the gold be worked by the white men. It was not a thing known to our ancestors.

My only treasure is the pounamu. 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. STUNNING NEW ZEALAND GEM GRADE RAREST TRANSLUCENT EMERALD AND PALEST RED-ORANGE POUNAMU NEPHRITE TOTOWEKA JADE MAORI KAWAKAWA LEAF. Hand carved by Emily, this patterned and beautifully shaded stone has been exquisitely carved and perfectly finished with a tactile, silky gloss glow and measures 2" by 1.9" at the widest part with a rounded sculptural depth. ITS LEAVES OFTEN SHOW SMALL HOLES AS THEY ARE EATEN BY THE CATERPILLAR OF THE KAWAKAWA MOTH.

The carvings I offer are priced incredibly reasonably for genuine artist carved NZ POUNAMU which will soon become impossible to obtain. 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 Maori valued pounamu in the same way Europeans valued gold.

Around the 1870s, Te Otatu from Coromandel remarked:'Let the gold be worked by the white men. 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. See our other items See our other item. The item "UNIQUE NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE TOTOWEKA JADE MAORI TOTOWEKA LEAF PENDANT" is in sale since Thursday, January 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "actonpark" and is located in North Island.

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Unique Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Totoweka Jade Maori Totoweka Leaf Pendant  Unique Nz Greenstone Pounamu Nephrite Totoweka Jade Maori Totoweka Leaf Pendant