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Authentic greenstone mere on a wooden stand

$ 2,490.00

Ngai Tahu authentic greenstone mere on a stand.

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Description

Authentic greenstone mere on a wooden stand.

All Pounamu is sacred and highly valued by Ngāi Tahu, the most southern tribe of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Interpretation:
All Pounamu is sacred and highly valued by Ngāi Tahu, the most southern tribe of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Carving this sacred stone has been a cornerstone of our culture for hundreds of years and we are honoured that you have chosen to adorn yourself with this most sacred gift.

Mere Pounamu are a traditional close combat weapon and a symbol of chieftainship. The gifting of Mere Pounamu is of symbolic importance and a sign of good faith and respect. Carved by Des Hetherington.

Includes free wooden stand with koru design by our Maori wood carver Jason from Tiki Design.

This mere has been sold.
Please email us if you wish a similar mere on a stand, thank you. 

Other greenstone mere on a stand

Name

  • Mere

Stone type

  • Kawakawa

Region

  • Tai Poutini ki te Raki, South Island

Carved by:

  • Waewae pounamu, Des Hetherington

Size authentic greenstone mere on a wooden stand

  • 347mm x 83mm (13.66 x 3.27″)

Additional information

Weight 1100 g

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