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.
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.
And look at those beautiful blues in the top there and that gently curving natural form – gorgeous eh? Like a niho from Papatūānuku.
Inanga pounamu is named after the fascinating wee native Inanga fish of Aotearoa. Inanga were a staple food source of Māori and are now part of the ‘Whitebait’ whānau.
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.
- Inanga Pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
- One of a kind Free Form Hei Taonga
- 48mm long x 17mm at widest point
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