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“Authentic Jade carvings”
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Garth Wilson Jade
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Owner description: On the road to Shantytown, just 600 metres from the main road, you will find Garth Wilson's Jade studio and gallery. With a large parking and turning area you can come in and see Garth carving New Zealand pounamu (jade). Garth is a descendant of the Ngati Mahaki and Ngati Waewae tribes who were the original pounamu traders in New Zealand. This allows Garth and his family customary rights to go onto West Coast mountain sides and rivers to collect the pounamu (jade) themselves. Garth hand draws the designs and carves all sculptures, pendants and jewellery from New Zealand stone. Come in and handles some of the best New Zealand pounamu and find out the meanings and stories behind the Maori designs. Garth Wilson Jade - for that special piece!
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Heard about Garth's studio from a poster up in a local hostel and from word of mouth from other backpackers. Located on the road on the way to shantytown off SH6 Greymouth, easy to find. Entering Garth's studio I wasn't pressured at all to buy something at all, in fact he was more than happy to tell me the history behind the jade carvings, the history of his family and the significance to the Maori people, something that you can't get in a souvenir shop. Each piece is individual and the passing on was very special, stating that the jade shouldn't be passed on cold but needs to be warmed up before passing on, I bought a Koru.I would definitely recommend just to even go and talk the Garth and learn about Jade and the significance and if something catches your eye better to buy here than a souvenir shop.

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