THIS IS A LONG SIZED HEI KURU (PENDANT) , broader at the body and. Is a perfect round sectionally. Assymetrically tapering at both the ends! This pendant is very hard to make to achieve the perfect round shape on flat lap machine or a wheel shaped grinding machine , job of a real master carver!Made from most sought after translucent GEM QUALITY Marsden jade from South island of New Zealand. THIS PIECE OF JADE IS very nice with the most sought after yellow ochre inclusions and some kawakawa spots visible against light and is the best part of the block and very/fully translucent! Beautiful tactile high gloss finish and thick plaited waxed cord with handmade toggle ready to wear! Approximate maximum dimensions (LONG , VERY LONG). Commonly known as KURU in Maori these were carved from greenstone and were handed down through the generations as treasured possessions , a regular feature of their treasure box.
Please check my auctions that offer. Made in New Zealand by New Zealand Carver in. Prices (for generic and not well finished stuff) too! My auctions offer you the choice, range and reasonable prices too!The item "NZ Nephrite Maori Greenstone Pounamu Des HETHERINGTON Gem MARSDEN F JADE PENDANT" is in sale since Saturday, June 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "nzgreenstone" and is located in Panania, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.