Kawakawa Mere -LQDR2666
All Pounamu is sacred and highly valued by Ngāi Tahu, the most southern tribe of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Carving this sacred stone has been a cornerstone of our culture for hundreds of years and we are honoured that you have chosen to adorn yourself with this most sacred gift.
Mere Pounamu are a traditional close combat weapon and a symbol of chieftainship. The gifting of Mere Pounamu is of symbolic importance and a sign of good faith and respect.
Box carved by Jamie Whittle
Length = 395mm
Waewae Pounamu is proud to be part of the Ngāi Tahu Pounamu authentication system.
All authentic Waewae Pounamu pieces carry a unique traceability barcode that, when entered online, identifies the origin and history of the carving. This system guarantees that the stone has been obtained by legitimate means, and has been treated using appropriate cultural values.
Visit Ngai Tahu Pounamu to trace your piece.