Medium greenstone mere club carving.
The mere is a hand club, carved out of bone, wood or pounamu greenstone.
Another beautiful medium mere club with light green colouring and black specs.
The mere is carried in the warrior’s flax belt. The Mere was a treasured Heirloom, passed from Generation to Generation and usually only Chiefs of high standing possessed them.
Mere were lethal in the hands of a competent warrior. A Chief would rather be killed by his own Mere, than lose his life to anothers in times of capture.
Nowadays the mere symbolises the facing and overcoming of life’s challenges and difficulties.
This medium greenstone mere club carving comes with a wooden stand.