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    Pounamu is the Maori name for New Zealand jade which is more commonly know as “greenstone” in New Zealand English. Pounamu plays a very important role in Maori culture. It is considered a taonga (treasure) and therefore protected under the Treaty of Waitangi. Pounamu taonga increase in mana (prestige) as they pass from one generation to another. The most prized taonga are those with known histories going back many generations. The different shades of green in this costume represent all the varying colours that Pounamu comes in. The ripples and curls of the fabric represent the flowing South Island rivers that Pounamu is sourced from.

    New remade version for 2020! This costume has a size 10 C/D bra. The bra has been hand beaded with actual New Zealand greenstone polished pieces. The new 2020 skirt features are long flowing river train, with a woven flax band and feathers. Super comfortable to wear, it comes with or without translucent wings to enhance your stage perfomance. It also comes with a feathered and beaded neck piece and a new WILD head piece to add ultimate stage presence.


    Created by Jo Marie Wearable Art.

    If you wish to book this for an upcoming competition please email me at with the dates needed.

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