All my photos are taken outside in natural light - no digital enhancement - no photoshopping - what you see is what you get! Pounamu is found only in the South Island of New Zealand. Because of this, the island was originally named Te Whi 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. New Zealand gold The main deposits used by Mori 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 Ngi Tahu (Ngi Tahu people on the West Coast), with the junction of this river and Waitaiki (Olderog) Stream being particularly important. Please be prepared for postal delay at these uncertain times. Authentic Pounamu Jade + Bone Carvings from Aotearoa New Zealand, the land of the Maori people and the inspiring scenery you saw in Lord of the Rings! All other buyers may choose this option if required. See our other itemsEXQUISITE MUSEUM QUALITY COLLECTIBLE ONE OF KIND IVY GREEN ARAHURA POUNAMU NEW ZEALAND JADE MAORI HEI MANAIA REI PUTA designed, ornately and beautifully carved and finished by renowned NZ Maori Master Carver NIKI NEPIA. ReturnsReturns are accepted within 14 days after you receive your item. See our other items EXQUISITE MUSEUM QUALITY COLLECTIBLE ONE OF KIND IVY GREEN ARAHURA POUNAMU NEW ZEALAND JADE MAORI HEI MANAIA REI PUTA designed, ornately and beautifully carved and finished by renowned NZ Maori Master Carver NIKI NEPIA. The item "SUPERB COLLECTIBLE NIKI NEPIA NZ MAORI POUNAMU GREENSTONE JADE MANAIA REI PUTA" is in sale since Friday, October 1, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "actonpark" and is located in Slice of Heaven. This item can be shipped worldwide.