Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Notched Pendant


  • Medium: pounamu (New Zealand jade)
  • Size: 3 × 1.25 inches
  • Reference Code: NZX81104

Inspired by a museum artifact. Notching was said to be an aid to reciting whakapapa (genealogy).

Stacy Gordine

Stacy Gordine


Ngāti Porou

(1970- )

“I have been fortunate enough to have a supportive family and met many inspiring people in my life who have encouraged me to follow my talents and passion. My father, a woodcarver himself, imparted his knowledge of woodcraft plus provided a creative environment and stories of my great-uncles Pine and John Taiapa, who were Tohunga Whakairo. I have always respected and been inspired by the artistic achievements by indigenous artisans in Aotearoa and throughout the world.”