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Details about  HUGE COLLECTOR'S NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE FLOWER JADE MAORI ETERNITY TWIST

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HUGE COLLECTOR'S NZ GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE FLOWER JADE MAORI ETERNITY TWIST
HUGE-COLLECTORS-NZ-GREENSTONE-POUNAMU-NEPHRITE-FLOWER-JADE-MAORI-ETERNITY-TWIST
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Jun 24, 2012
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US $585.00
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Item location:
Slice of Heaven, New Zealand

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New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items). See the seller's listing ... Read moreabout the condition
Era: 1900-Now
Region%25252C%252BCulture: Maori Category: Collectibles
Region%252Bor%252BCulture: NZ+Maori Region%2C+Culture: Maori
Product%252BType: Wearable+Art Region%252C%2BCulture: Maori
MAORI JADE AND BONE MASTER CARVINGS

MAORI JADE AND BONE MASTER CARVINGS

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THIS POUNAMU IS SO VERY HARD TO COME BY!!  A TOTAL EYE CANDY COLLECTOR'S ITEM - ONE OF KIND NEW ZEALAND GEM GRADE SUPER RARE GREENSTONE POUNAMU NEPHRITE DEEP GREEN FLOWER JADE - WITH ASTONISHING SHADES OF CRYSTALLINE GREEN AND BRIGHT GOLDEN BLOOM.
A HUGE 5.1" MAORI PIKORUA ETERNITY TWIST stunningly carved and finished with a perfect gloss polish by a renowned New Zealand Master Carver Paul Thompson from Hokitika.  Totally outstanding jade - gorgeous emerald translucence - from the Marsden area of the South Island of New Zealand.  It measures 5.1" long by 2.6" at the widest part with a ROUNDED DEPTH of 2/8" - absolutely the best stone New Zealand has to offer!
The Eternity Twist symbolizes two lives joined forever in love and friendship.  This one can be worn on the strong black hand braided adjustable cord provided as a ceremonial statement piece or displayed with the light behind it as a fabulous ornamental piece.

Pounamu is found only in the South Island of New Zealand. Because of this, the island was originally named Te Wāhi 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.

You are welcome at my auctions - please read my 100% feedback and know you are  buying ONE OF A KIND CARVINGS BY NATIVE NEW ZEALAND ARTISTS exactly as described and pictured. DON'T SETTLE FOR VERY  INFERIOR TOURIST MASS PRODUCED SOUVENIRS - many of the low priced so called "Maori" jade carvings you see on eBay at the moment are not carved in New Zealand and not New Zealand jade.

The carvings I offer are priced incredibly reasonably for genuine artist carved NZ POUNAMU which will soon become impossible to obtain.  I am a fair trade seller and pay the carvers what they deserve. 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!

New Zealand gold

Māori 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. It was not a thing known to our ancestors. My only treasure is the pounamu.’ (Kati ano taku taonga nui i te pounamu.)1

The main deposits used by Māori 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 Ngāi Tahu (Ngāi Tahu people on the West Coast), with the junction of this river and Waitaiki (Olderog) Stream being particularly important.

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