Kiri-Pu-Tapu Hei Taonga

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.

Hold your taonga up to the sunlight(or your phone torch if its cloudy) and see how it changes as the light shines through. You can see right inside this pounamu and the patterns in there are amazing! I just love it.

Tim cleaned it up for wearing, because no piece of pounamu should ever be wasted. 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.

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 is one of a collection of lovely simple taonga we have put together for you as affordable gifts for the holiday season. A small pounamu necklace suitable for tamariki and adult.

Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu
Although it is small, it is still pounamu(precious)
  • Kawakawa Pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
  • One of a kind Free Form Hei Taonga
  • 44mm long x 18mm at widest point

💚Now every taonga you purchase helps us to carve a taonga for EVERY tamariki in care in Aotearoa. You can read more about our Tū Māia project here. Ngā mihi mahana for your support of this kaupapa!💚



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