New Zealand Greenstone Koru
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#####This is New Zealand Greenstone and Also Carved in New Zealand#####
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Origin:Te Tai o Poutini
This rawstone is Kawakawa, the darkest and strongest form of Pounamu. Its colour ranges from a medium green to a dark forest green, and is not typically translucent. It is named for the native kawakawa plant which traditionally used for its culinary and medicinal properties.
Endless combinations of Pounamu types occur, and no two pieces are the same guaranteeing that your Pounamu is unique.
TE TAI O POUTINI
Your stone comes from the South Island of New Zealand. As this is the only place where New Zealand greenstone is found the name of this island in Māori is Te Waipounamu (the Greenstone Isle).
This stone is a taonga (treasure) to Ngāi Tahu, and in particular the peoples of Te Tai o Poutini, the West Coast of the South Island where most pounamu is found and carved.
The stone began it’s journey here millions of years ago, the mountains of the Te Waipounamu forming in this time and, in doing so, pushing the narrow bands of earth containing Pounamu up to the surface. From here the action of rivers and glaciers released the stone from its host rock into screes, river gravel and glacial deposits.
This stone is now yours to protect, to treasure and, eventually, to pass on to the next generation.