It is a full size mere club, measuring approximately 12 1/2" - 13 1/2" (32 - 34cm) from end to end, and weighing up to 2.2lb (1 kg).
The mere was used as a thrusting club, particularly to attack the victim's temple or under his ribs. The pounamu ( greenstone) mere has always been highly prized, possibly because of its scarcity and the amount of work required to make it. It was usually only carried by chiefs, and was a highly prized ceremonial piece.
Please note that we will only ship this taonga (treasure) overseas by Economy Courier or Express Courier, as Airmail is not insured or tracked.
NB: Everyone who buys one of these full size meres is thrilled with their purchase, the mere look and feel absolutely fabulous. But please note, these large pieces of pounamu are getting harder and harder to obtain, and just about every time I order them in, the price has gone up. So don't dither too long over your purchase, as the price may go up in the meantime.
Here's what one customer said about his purchase:
"Thankyou - I received my mere today and I just thought I would email you and tell you that it is a beautiful piece and WOW it is a work of art and quite stunning and the pictures don't do it justice".
Mark H, San Diego, USA, 20 April 2008
"...I am getting back into the swing of typical daily life and wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the mere that you selected. My husband was so surprised and overwhelmed by the gift - and how could he not have been, for it is just beautiful. Thanks again also for the excellent
service that you provided - it made the whole process much less stressful than it could have been, given my history with such purchases".
Karen U, Australia, 12 Feb 2010
Shipping Times during Covid-19
Currently (January 2021), Airmail to Australia and the USA is taking about 5 weeks, and Airmail to the UK and Europe is taking 6-7 weeks. Airmail to South America is at least 8 weeks, and allow up to 12 weeks.
Economy Courier and Express Courier are up to 10 working days worldwide.
As always, we do not guarantee Airmail or Courier shipping times, as they are beyond our control.
Courier shipping times within New Zealand are approximately one working day to the North Island, 2 working days to the South Island (with an overnight option available at a different price), and up to 3 days to rural areas.
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