Arekatera Maihi, of the Ngāti Whātua and Ngāpuhi tribes, uses a toki pounamu (New Zealand jade adze) at the New Zealand Māori Arts and Craft Institute, where traditional methods of carving are often used. While pounamu occurs naturally only in the South Island, the adzes have been found throughout New Zealand – indicating extensive trade in pounamu artefacts.
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Photograph by Shirley Williams
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