Matariki me te ao o te Mārama Taonga

This is one very special pounamu taonga.  I’m sure just the photos tell you that.  The way it shows  the clearing after the storm, there is endless amounts of wisdom to be learnt from that alone. The storms of life, the hard places, the trying places, the testing times. These times are painful but they do not last forever, eventually the storm will pass and the sun will shine through again.  It’s all just so poetic. The taonga to hold on to and remember when life is stormy. 

And then the way it glows when the light comes through! Well, it gives us goosebumps. Te ao Mārama, the world of light, the new dawning every day.  The rising of the sun each morning, its journey across the sky and its setting every evening is a constant principle of life and for Māori it is a primary model of existence – birth, rise, death…   Our lives are a journey and a cycle as we continually rise after the storm, learning and growing.

Why Matariki?  Because Matariki is the new year, the time when we rest, reflect and restore.  We look back over the year past and remember those who have passed. We rest with our loved ones and enjoy a quieter time.  We eat, we dance, we enjoy and we restore our bodies and minds, ready for the year ahead.  And the rising of Matariki is just around the corner.  It just felt right.  And Tim always goes with his intuition with the taonga.

This is absolutely a unique, one off taonga by Timoti.  It has a lovely hollowed back which is great if you are someone who loves to fidget with your jewellery, or hold on to it when the storms are raging.  And as you can see, it’s story tells itself.

Tihē mauriora

Ki te whaiao, ki Te Ao Mārama

The breath, the energy of life

To the dawnlight, to the world of light

  • One of a kind taonga by Timoti
  • Marsden Flower Jade Pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
  • 56mm diameter


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