Round ceramic mere decoration.
The mere in this tile is embossed and makes it a lovely tactile little gift. The round ceramic mere tile has a hole at the back and is ready to hang. Or just use the mere tile as a paperweight or ornament.
The mere is a hand club, carved out of bone, wood or pounamu (greenstone). The mere is carried in the warrior’s flax belt.
For Maori the mere was a treasured heirloom, passed from generation to generation and usually only Chiefs of high standing possessed them. They 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.
Size of the round ceramic mere decoration:
Diameter: 6.5cm (2.56″)
Thickness: 1cm (0.39″)
We also have greenstone mere pendants >>