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Te Wahi Pounamu - The Place of Greenstone

Hei Matau or Hook carved in the Kawakawa variety of Greenstone a beautiful matte finish.

The traditional roots of this taonga found in the legend of Maui who used a magical hook to fish up Te Ika-a-Māui - the North Island of Aotearoa.  Contemporarily, the matau has come to represent prosperity, abundance and safe travels across water.

Raukaraka flower Jade 

 100mm x 43mm

The story behind your pounamu

Deane Moreton's family has been involved in the New Zealand greenstone industry since the early 1970's and Te Wahi Pounamu brings to fruitions his vision of creating authentic pounamu pieces and providing the end holder with it's history.

From their origins as alluvial stone from the West Coast of the South Island to the beautiful carving or piece of jewellery, Deane is committed to taking you on the journey your unique piece of pounamu has travelled on it's way to you.