Sacred Stone of the Maori

Sacred Stone of the Maori

If you are interested in discovering the world of the Maori people and the detailed history of Jade stone, then the "Sacred Stone of the Maori" or La Pierre sacrée des Maori is one of the exhibitions that you should absolutely visit, if you're in Paris!

The exhibition was organized by the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Paris in collaboration with Te Papa Tangarewa Museum in New Zealand.  It opened at the Musée du Quai Branly on May 22nd and will run until October 1st, 2017. It aims at calling attention to the precious pieces of Aotearoa by displaying them in the heart of the French Capital and highlight the legend of Jade in the Maori culture.

The exhibit boasts more than 200 Pounamu treasures and tells the story of Jade stone, shedding light on its enormous significance to the Maori people. It displays close to 95 hei tiki which are pendants in the form of humans, 20 weapons called mere and 4 extremely large Pounamu touchstones, with the largest one being “Te Hurika” which weighs 170Kg.

The museum is at a short distance from our hotels, Les Grands Hotels Parisiens. So, don’t think twice about it!