Jadeite and jade are two different types of minerals that are often used interchangeably to refer to a green-colored gemstone that has cultural and spiritual significance in many parts of the world.
Jadeite is a pyroxene mineral with the chemical formula NaAlSi2O6. It is one of the two types of minerals that are commonly referred to as "jade" (the other being nephrite). Jadeite is a relatively rare mineral that is found in metamorphic rocks in certain regions of the world, including Myanmar (formerly Burma), Guatemala, and California. It is known for its bright green color, which is caused by more...
There are a diverse collection of objects that represent the
culture and history of the Maori people of New Zealand. These artefacts vary in
type, style, and function, and include the following:
Weapons: Maori weapons were traditionally made from wood,
bone, and stone, and included clubs, spears, and weapons with serrated edges,
such as the patu and mere.
Carvings: Maori carvings are highly symbolic and often
depict stories and legends from Maori mythology. These carvings can be found on
buildings, canoes, and other objects, and are often intricately detailed.
Jewellery: Maori jewellery often features intricate designs
and is more...
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