Kiritai Pounamu on Hiriwa

Kiritai is your outer skin or the uncarved face of the pounamu.  Pounamu is an entity and a created being like you and I. In the spiritual realm we are all the same, it is only our physical form within the world that differentiates us.  What we hold in our hands is the kiri (skin) of pounamu. When we leave it in its uncarved state this is the kiritai, or outer skin, of pounamu.   Having the feeling of skin against skin is truly something else. It makes one feel very grounded, you know, in touch with Papatūānuku and aware of your place in taiao, as a part of the whole.  It keeps one balanced throughout the day.

Hiriwa is silver.  This dot was so elegant it seemed only right to string it on a sterling silver chain. In our efforts to care for Papatūānuku and her people we decided a long time ago that we would never buy new silver chains as we do not know under what conditions the silver is mined and proceseed, nor the conditions of the labourers working the chains.  So we scour antique and second hand stores to source our sterling silver chain.

This stunning necklace is just the perfect taonga if you are looking for something elegant and timeless. With one side a solid lush green and the other uncarved,  you can see and feel the natural skin of pounamu .  Wear it either way depending on your mood.

The Story

We just love the universal significance of dots so much that we wrote a blog about them.  Pop on over here and read all about where the dots come from and why we think they are so important for the world to enjoy.  Let’s all connect the dots and make one big beautiful picture together.

*PHOTO ON MODEL IS NOT THIS EXACT NECKLACE<it is to give an example of length and size

  • One of a kind taonga by Timoti
  • Taonga is 20mm diameter.  Chain is approximately 40cm in total length
  • 925 Sterling Silver Chain with stamp
  • Kawakawa Pounamu from Te Tai Poutini



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