365 Days in Colour ... green
"7 Days of Shooting" "Week #48 - Rock/Pebble/Stone " "Thoroughly Abstract Thursday"
Pounamu is a hard, durable and highly valued nephrite jade, bowenite,
or serpentinite found in New Zealand. Pounamu is the Māori name. The
rocks are also generically known as "greenstone" in New
Zealand English. It has an important place in Maori culture and is
considered as treasure. The older the piece and the more generations
through which it is passed down the more valuable it becomes.
This is a small piece of scrap which we bought as a souvenir while in NZ. It has one polished surface. This is a view of the front edge which shows some of thedull light green unpolished surface and some of the dark green polished part. The lines are faults in the stone which is why it was not used to make jewellery.