Story: Pounamu – jade or greenstone

Koropepe pendant (3rd of 3)

Koropepe pendant

The koropepe pendant was believed to represent an eel. This one is made from the īnanga variety of pounamu.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Pounamu – jade or greenstone - Implements and adornment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/7686/koropepe-pendant (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006