Story: Pounamu – jade or greenstone

A pounamu tree (2nd of 3)

A pounamu tree

Modern tools have extended the types of designs that can be made using pounamu. Here the rind of the pounamu is left on, to form the leaves of a tree, and the pounamu itself is carved into branches.

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Basil Keane, 'Pounamu – jade or greenstone - Modern stone work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006