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New Zealand Kahotea Greenstone Teko Teko Pendant

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New Zealand Kahotea Greenstone Teko Teko Pendant

A wonderful piece of Kahotea Greenstone greenstone from the Hokitika area of the south island of New Zealand.

This pendant is in the style of a traditional Teko Teko. The teko teko is a carved representation of Maori tribal ancestors and is found in and around meeting houses. These figures also represent guardianship and protection.

This pendant is carved from Kahotea greenstone / Pounamu, A type streaked or flecked with white. The name Kahotea derives from Kaho, meaning light-coloured tea (white or clear). Endless combinations of Pounamu types occur, and no two pieces are the same guaranteeing that your Pounamu is unique.

This piece is a one off unique piece and has it's own individual code to trace it's authenticity and will not be available again.

Authentic greenstone

Every piece of pounamu has a story. With these pieces you can find out yours. Te Wahi Pounamu have developed a system for verifying the authenticity of every Pounamu item they carve.

Along with this pendant you will be given a unique code which you can enter on a special site online and find out about this pendant's source, stone and region, it's whakapapa (history & genealogy)

By buying this authentic Te Wahi Pounamu piece, you can be sure that you are buying genuine New Zealand jade (rather than imported or black market Jade). It also guarantees that the Pounamu has been extracted by legitimate means, and treated using appropriate cultural values.

New Zealand greenstone
When the first white settlers arrived on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand they found that the maoris were using tough, hard and very beautiful green stone to make war weapons, cutting and carving tools and articles for personal adornment.

The Maori called the stone Pounamu, which liberally translated means Green Stone, The settlers ignorant of the fact that the stone was in fact nephrite Jade, put the two words together and gave it the distinctive name - Greenstone and it is still known in New Zealand by this name.

Deane Moreton

With over 40 years experience in sourcing and handcrafting New Zealand Greenstone, Deane Moreton of Moreton Jewellery is one of New Zealand's leading experts.

The piece measures 70mm (2.75 inches) long by 20mm (0.8 inch) wide. It comes with a black adjustable cord, attractive Te Wahi Pounamu Gift box, a unique code to trace your greenstones authenticity online and meaning card.

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Kahotea Greenstone Teko Teko Pendant Hokitika Kahotea Teko Teko Side Hokitika Kahotea Teko Teko Front of Kahotea Greenstone Teko Teko Pendant Back of Kahotea Greenstone Teko Teko Pendant Hokitika Kahotea Teko Teko Side Hokitika Kahotea Teko Teko Angle Hokitika Kahotea Teko Teko Angle 2 Gift Box



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