Story: Pounamu – jade or greenstone

Pekapeka – necklace (1st of 3)

Pekapeka – necklace

It has been suggested that the pekapeka represents the native bat (also called pekapeka). However, it is also seen to represent two intertwined bird forms.

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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/7687/pekapeka-necklace (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006