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The Greenstone Shop

NZ SERPENTINE MERE OR PATU (J035)

$1,200.00

Stunning Serpentine Mere, locally carved locally. Would make a wonderful heirloom piece or a gift to someone really special. 

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

NZ Serpentine rich black and green hues, is said to be a wonderful stone to create a strong connection to Papatuanuku, aiding in meditation and spiritual exploration. Clears the chakras and opens the crown, creating balance and a sense of control over ones life. Helps to direct healing energy to problem areas.

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.

Measurements:

318mm length

84mm width

26 mm thickness at handle

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 POUNAMU

Pounamu is so much more than a stone. It holds Wairua (spiritual essence) through its association with the land and its beauty. Each piece lends strength and well-being to the wearer, making it a true gift from the heart. Over time, Pounamu absorbs its owners' natural oils and takes on a beautiful lustre. It is then that the stone's essence becomes one with your own and the stone has truly chosen you.

We love the Pounamu we purchased from these guys and really appreciate how they replaced the cord for us a year later.

Melissa Watts

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 Shop piece will survive to become an heirloom piece, spreading its mana throughout your whanau if it is well cared for, loved and respected.

NZ SERPENTINE MERE OR PATU (J035)

$1,200.00