A hand carved Jade Shard featuring engravings by artist Ewan Parker. Carved in New Zealand jade or Pounamu. It includes an adjustable plaited waxed braid. This shard of New Zealand jade polished and engraved on one side and showing the raw texture of the river stone from which the pendant came on the back.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Ewan Parker is a master jade carver sharing a studio in a rural town on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. His work is very distinctive with a bold yet elegant style and ranging from very traditional and finely detailed Tiki through to more contemporary renditions of traditional elements such as the Koru and Toki. Ewan works almost exclusively in New Zealand jades which are known as Pounamu or Greenstone creating amazing wearable art, jewelry and necklaces.
ABOUT POUNAMU: Pounamu is the Maori name for New Zealand nephrite jade and a variety of serpentine. If it’s not from New Zealand it cannot be called “Pounamu”. The term Pounamu includes a very hard variety of serpentine which the Maori call Tangiwai. Serpentine is not jade so items carved in Tangiwai are labelled as such and include info about the stone in the listing.
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