Hei Patu/Mere Medium Inanga Kokopu Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
This elegant medium Patu/Mere has been crafted by hand in our Oro Negro Studio on Karangahape Road out of New Zealand Inanga Kokopu Pounamu stone from the West Coast of the South Island. This piece has been finished off with an adjustable 4-plaited black waxed cord.
88 mm (long) x <28 mm (wide) x 11 mm (thick)
The Patu / Mere design represents the war clubs used by Maori in battle. This symbol is said to bring strength and courage to the wearer and represents status and authority.
Maori have used the stone in rituals and as statements of rank and power. It protects us when travelling abroad, and is noted for having healing powers.
Our stones are sourced from Ngai Tahu Poutini with a certificate of Authenticity and the Arahura River on the West Coast of the South Island. All of our pieces are carved by hand and finished off using the traditional sanding method by hand with a sandstone stick. We follow the Maori Whakairo protocols closely. We strive to craft Taonga that honours the traditions of the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and make a homage to our indigenous people of the land in Colombia, who were also fine artisans and craftsmen.
Our Taonga & jewellery is made of high-quality metals and stones, that are made to be worn daily however they can still be damaged through contact with harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and collisions. Keep your Taonga/jewellery away from chlorinated water as it can erode the metal, Avoid any hard knocks and scratches to your stones. If your stones look dry, rub them against your skin or rub a small amount of natural oil such as olive or coconut into them.