Ripi Pounamu

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.  The whole taonga has an incredible feel to it – raw, grounding, strong.

If you grab yourself a torch(phone torch is perfect) and lay this taonga right on top of it you’ll see a glimpse of the beauty right inside this taonga. It’s something kinda magical, seeing inside a stone.  The marbling patterns are beautiful and the green is electric. How is it even possible?

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.

  • Marsden Flower Jade pounamu from Te Tai  Poutini.
  • Length 84mm x 45mm 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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