Beware the woman who wields this mere, she is small but deadly.
This Pounamu Mere - New Zealand Jade War Club has been carved with beautiful Kokopu pounamu and and features a muka coloured braided wrist tau (cord) and sits on a native timber base with brass fittings.
This collectible piece has been hand-carved and polished by Yuki Tanaka and measures approximately 27 x 8 cm, 16 cm with base.
Mere pounamu were highly-prized taonga (heirlooms) handed down from one generation to the next. To possess a mere signified the status and mana (authority) of those who would wield it. Historically, mere were often used in ceremony or on occasion as a gift to settle grievances.