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.
You’ll want to hold this one up to the sun where you’ll see it really come to life. The glow is incredible and you will notice little red spots of colour with the kohatu. The magic of pounamu. This taonga is like a window in to the world of pounamu.
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.
- Kawakawa Pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
- One of a kind Free Form Hei Taonga
- 32mm long x 22mm at widest point
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