New Zealand Mere/Patu carved from West Coast Tangiwai Pounamu with varied colouring, supported by some inclusions adding character to this piece
Wahaika/Patu. A Maori weapon or club symbolizing facing and overcoming life's challenges and difficulties
About the stone - Tangiwai ranges from olive-green to bluish-green in colour and is the most ancient form of pounamu. It is bowenite rock, which is different in composition to the more common nephrite.
DIMENSIONS - approx. 10.4 inches (265 mm) long x 3. inches (75 mm) x( 20 mm) thick tapered down.
Weight - approx.586 grams ~
DOES NOT COME WITH A STAND.
Made in New Zealand
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