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Exhibition of Treasured Jade Art from Aotearoa New Zealand
A Maori jade artifact exhibition will be held at the Guangdong Museum from July 19, bringing 216 pieces of precious jade articles passed down by this traditional ethnic group of New Zealand.

Updated:1374477938Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relation between China and New Zealand, a Maori jade artifact exhibition will be held at the Guangdong Museum from July 19, bringing 216 pieces of precious jade articles passed down by this traditional ethnic group of New Zealand. The exhibition began its China tour last October and has been well-received around the country.

For hundreds of years, the Maoris have treated jade as a holy stone and a gift given by God. They used jade to make tools, weapons and accessories. In traditional Maori culture, jade represents power and fame and only the upper class can wear it. Jade is also the amulet for Maoris since they believe that their ancestor is fish and jade is another existence of fish according to the Maori culture.

The exhibition in Guangzhou highlights the inner connection and the touched story between Maori people and Maori Jade.






Jade pendant




Jade earring



Jade weapon



When: July 19 - October 20
Open hour: 9am-5pm, close on Monday
Where:  Exhibition Hall No. 2, 3F, Guangdong Museum
Add.: No. 2, Zhujiang Donglu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe district, Guangzhou.
(广州市珠江新城珠江东路2号)
Free Admission (ID cards or passports are required at the door)


(By Zou Lixian, Rik Glauert)

Editor:Jessie Huang
 
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