Kiri is skin, form, substance. Pū-tapu is origin or source. Kiri-pū-tapu – the original form of being.
Kiri-pū-tapu describes the fact that these pieces have been minimally worked so that they maintain their original form and skin. This Roimata still holds it’s skin in the base of it’s drop.
Pounamu is such an incredible kohatu. It is beautiful at every stage, whether it is carved or not. We wanted to honour that in these taonga by keeping them as natural as possible.
This little taonga is the very end of a pounamu stone. It lent itself so naturally to this raw roimata shape. Almost as if that’s how Papatūānuku intended it.
It is wonderful to wear these taonga against the skin, very grounding and reassuring. They make me feel stable, calm and content. Perfect for those days when you want your pounamu with you but you don’t want to be too loud about it as you go about your business.
This taonga is also a lovely small size suitable for tamariki.
- Marsden Flower Jade Pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
- One of a kind Free Form Hei Taonga
- 45mm long x 16mm at widest point
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