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Jade Mere pendant


A hand-crafted jade Mere pendant.    

It includes an adjustable waxed braid cord, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.    

60mm Long (2.43 in)   
Includes free international Post Shipping.    

Māori were honourable fighters in the close confines of New Zealand's dense bush, small hand weapons were the most practical to use.

They were most often carved in stone or jade and were used like a knife with a stabbing movement so needed a strong wrist tether to keep them in the hand while fighting.

The greenstone mere is highly valued and was passed down from generation to generation.

Nowadays there are used for ceremonial purposes and to convey mana and respect for the artform to the beholder.

The mere represents authority and triumph over adversity,

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