Pounamu or greenstone is one New Zealand's True Toanga (treasures). No two pieces are the same.
Ngai Tahu, the South Islands largest iwi, are the Kaitiaki (Guardians) of all pounamu found here.
This piece has been carved from on the the largest pounamu boulders ever found.
Fayne Robinson, Ngai Tahu Master Carver.