Tapatoru in Marsden Flower Jade
There is something perfect about a tapatoru(triangle). Amongst other things, tapatoru can represent the niho taniwha(teeth of the taniwha) and maunga. Combined with the symbolism of a toki this taonga is a strong piece.
Tapatoru are used extensively in Māori weaving from tukutuku and tāniko to kete and korowai and as such has become a prominent symbol of te ao Māori.
Tim carved this piece from the magical Marsden Flower Jade. It’s a kohatu that you can really look into the depths of.
The back has been left raw so you can see and feel the natural state of this kohatu and feel close to Papatūānuku. It is a strengthening and grounding experience.
Do not fear the raw and fratcured tip either. It is as strong as the rest of the kohatu. Make sure you follow our care instructions(included with each taonga) and this taonga will last for many generations.
- One of a kind taonga by Timoti
- Marsden Flower Jade from Te Tai Potini
- 85mm length x 56mm width
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