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NZ GREENSTONE MEDIUM NIHO TANIWHA TOOTH (A657) HAPOPO POUNAMU

$340.00

Lovely Hapopo Pounamu Niho or Tooth. Carved by Allan Moreton.

Taniwha when honoured and respected can be powerful protective guardians not only of people but places as well. With the ability to shape-shift, in the water they could be sharks, giant squids while on land could be dragon like creatures. These kaitiaki (guardians) live in depths of the rivers and sea often where dangerous currents are. They form a connection between the physical world and the spiritual world, ancestors.

Measurements:

77 mm length

36 mm width

8 mm thickness

Comes with an adjustable cord and a jute drawstring bag.

This will be the exact piece you will receive in the photos, there may be a slight degree of colour variation based on different computer or mobile phone screen resolutions that you are viewing from.

BEHIND NIHO/TANIWHA

Taniwha, when honoured and respected, can be a powerful, protective guardian - not just to people, but places as well. With the ability to shape-shift, in the water they could be sharks while on land, they could be dragon-like creatures. These kaitiaki (guardians) live in the depths of the rivers and seas, often where dangerous currents are. They form a connection between the physical world and the spiritual world of our ancestors.

The Niho represents strength, leadership and resilience.

I requested a toki with a custom design for my sons 30th. Greenstone Shop responded promptly advising they could carve it but it may take a while. To my delight, it was completed in less than a week and is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much - will definately recommend!

Carla

HEIRLOOM GUARANTEE

Your Pounamu should last you a lifetime - and more. Pounamu is said to increase in mana as it is passed on through generations. We guarantee that any Greenstone piece will survive to become an heirloom piece, spreading its mana through your whanau if it is well cared for, loved and respected.

NZ GREENSTONE MEDIUM NIHO TANIWHA TOOTH (A657) HAPOPO POUNAMU

$340.00