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AUTHENTIC MAORI CARVING, IN POUNAMU (JADE, GREENSTONE) FROM THE WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND.

A lovely, elegant, beautifully crafted POUNAMU MERE. Highest quality & value.

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I have had the privilege to wear many Pounamu Mere, necklaces & Tiki's over my life & for me, the quality of this Pounamu & the the carving of this Mere is as GOOD AS IT GETS!

Carved by a brilliant carver on the West Coast of the South Island.

DIMENSION'S (Approx) – 20cm’s LONG, 6-8cm's at its WIDEST & 4-7cm's

BRAND NEW.

Photos tell you all you need to know.

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INFORMATION SOURCES:

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/greenstone-patu.

“..Flat, broad-blade greenstone Mere / Patu were the most revered of all Maori items. They were symbols of chieftainship...”

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/greenstone-patu.

“..The pounamu used to make a Mere was carefully chosen to be flawless & to have a good colour. A block of greenstone was first rough cut using pieces of quartzite combined with sand and water. Dressing of the surface was done with fine sandstone and pieces of very hard smooth stone. Due to the toughness of greenstone, Mere pounamu were able to be made thinner than other similar patu made from stone, however this made the process of manufacture slow and arduous. The creation and finishing of a mere pounamu is claimed to have sometimes taken more than one generation to complete…”

-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/­Mere
“.....Pounamu refers to several types of hard, durable and highly valued nephrite jade, bowenite, or serpentinite stone found in southern New Zealand. Pounamu is the Maori name….”

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NOTES / KEY POINTS / CONDITIONS:

1. CAN BE PICKED UP FROM OUR HOME IN MARLBOROUGH.

2.OR, IT CAN BE NZ POST PARCEL POSTED OR COURIERED, AT PURCHASERS EXPENSE.
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  • Seller location: Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, NZ

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