Stunning small Kahurangi Pounamu Mere, carved by Dean Taylor.
Mere are a short-handled weapon shaped like a club with a flat elongated edge designed for close combat. Though they were made from a variety of mediums such as wood or bone ones carved from pounamu were highly prized.
Mere are a symbol of courage, respect, strength and will enable you to cut thru life’s obstacles
Pounamu or Greenstone is regarded as a stone sacred to the gods by the Maori of New Zealand. As a Taonga -meaning treasured, and it should be worn with respect and pride. Pounamu is a gift from the heart.