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Authentic greenstone mere on a wooden stand

$2,308.08

Ngai Tahu authentic greenstone mere on a stand. Beautiful taonga (treasure). Our wood carver will make a fitting stand.

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Description

Authentic greenstone mere on a wooden stand. The top mere has been sold to T.K.

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.

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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

  • 300mm (11.81″)

Additional information

Weight1100 g

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