Marama Hiriwa

Marama Hiriwa, the silver moon.  Could there be a better name for this stunning silvery pounamu pendant.

All Māori life – planting, harvesting, fishing working, resting, navigating and travelling – revolved (and for many still revolves) around te Marama and his phases.  Marama dictates when the new year begins and gives guidance on what the year ahead may look like.  Marama is essential to the balance of life.

Every iwi has its own stories about Marama.  Tim was brought up with the knowledge that Marama is both male (Marama) and female (Hina).  Just like wahine here on earth, Marama follows a monthly cycle.  Every month Marama is struck with disease and, as she begins to wane, Marama is consumed with the sickness.   When at her weakest Marama bathes in the life-giving water of Tāne.  We witness the waxing Marama as her vitality is being gradually restored.  And so Marama again begins the cycle of death to rebirth, darkness to light.

This would be a lovely gift for your tamahine or your wahine.

  • One of a kind taonga by Timoti
  • Pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
  • 36mm diameter

$260.00

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