Kokopu Claw

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Carved, bound in kupenga (net) & Found by Stefan Sheffield on the Kawhaka River off of the Arahura.

Dimensions: 9 x 5 x 2.5 cm
Weight: 157.2g
Length: 30cm

Comes in many colour variations from light to dark browns, creamy whites, light blues, olive greens to yellow even golden. Kōkopu is most recognizable by its distinctive brown spots which are very similar to the native fresh water mountain trout from which it gets its name. In the beginning of NZ’s jade industry this stone was usually discarded because it was not gem grade, but in modern times varieties like inanga and kōkopu have grown in popularity because of their different characteristics