New Zealand Greenstone Whistle

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Greenstone Flower

Height 33.55mm

width 44mm

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YOUR RAWSTONE

Stone Reference:ASRKR6DK.1

Size:350x130x121mm

Type:Kawakawa

Weight:27.600

Origin:Te Tai o Poutini

Rūnanga:Waewae


KAWAKAWA


YOUR REGION

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.