This taonga is not only a stunning pendant but also a tool – a ripi. Ripi are used for cutting and scraping. And that edge is sharp enough for the job. We cut through a harakeke blade with it.
Tim has also left one edge rounded so you have a face for softening harakeke. Or just holding it in your hands. Tim also left the kiri on one side of the taonga so you can see and feel the raw face of the pounamu. The whole taonga has an incredible feel to it – raw, grounding, strong.
Ripi pounamu would be a wonderful gift for the weaver or kai moana lover in your life. Or just for someone who loves beautiful functional art. Form and Function, you can not get a more perfect creation than that.
- Kawakawa pounamu from Te Tai Poutini.
- Length 150mm x 41mm widest point.
- A one-of-a-kind taonga by Timoti.
💚Now every taonga you purchase helps us to carve a taonga for EVERY tamariki in care in Aotearoa. You can read more about our Tū Māia project here. Ngā mihi mahana for your support of this kaupapa!💚
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