Roimata in the form of teardrops, are a Tohu (sign) of our emotions in times of joy, sadness, celebration and tribulation. They remind us of our humanity, our history, and our tipuna(ancestors) who support us going forward.
Flower Jade (Raukaraka) is named after the blossom of a Karaka tree. It is found exclusively in the West Coast of the South Island, NZ. Flower Jade is usually deep green with beautiful inclusions of yellow and orange.
This piece was carved by Malcolm Cox and can be worn either side.
The roimata measures 78 x 25 x 7mm