Pounamu (New Zealand Greenstone) pendant

Pounamu pendant, kete adze wrapped in twine.

The three lines on this tāonga (cultural treasure) represent the three kete (baskets) of knowledge, commonly called te kete tuauri, te kete tuatea and te kete aronui: the Kit of sacred knowledge, the Kit of ancestral knowledge and the Kit of life’s knowledge.

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