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.
Have a look through the photos, can you see that lovely red edge? That is the rind of the pounamu, the outer skin, and the colour you would see if you were looking at this pounamu in the river. It’s soothing to rub your finger along.
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
- 36mm long x 14mm at widest point
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