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.

I love this piece with its slowly shifting colours, like a rainbow.  Flowing from white though yellows to green so naturally. And its rough form makes it look like an almost finished toki.

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
  • 43mm long x 21mm at widest point

 

$130.00

Availability: In stock

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