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  • New Zealand Māori Art and Culture, Māori Art in New Zealand

    …of Māori art in New Zealand is evident in architectural carving and interior designs of marae, and in ornate whakairo (carvings) in wood, bone or pounamu (greenstone or jade) for pendants and other taonga (treasures). Carving and weaving skills arose from the practical requirements of…

  • New Zealand Shopping, Shopping in New Zealand

    …museum shops to exclusive designer stores. For traditional New Zealand souvenirs look for examples of superb Māori carvings in wood, bone and pounamu (greenstone or jade). You can also find jewellery and ornaments made from the iridescent paua shell (abalone), treasured by Māori for…

  • New Zealand Shopping, New Zealand Souvenirs

    …museum shops to exclusive designer stores. For traditional New Zealand souvenirs look for examples of superb Māori carvings in wood, bone and pounamu (greenstone or jade). You may also find unique New Zealand kiwiana to choose from, such as jewellery and ornaments made from the iridescent paua…

  • New Zealand Tourism Newsletter September 2004

    …the more well known name given to it - greenstone or New Zealand jade. Apparently, many visitors to this country end up taking home what they believe is an authentic greenstone carving when it's actually been made from imported jade. This could lead to the visitor being let down especially if the…

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