Puawai Pounamu Koru Pendant

Sands Carving Studio


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Koru are the quintessential pattern of Māori design. Taken from the fern frond, are found throughout the forests of Aotearoa, Koru represents the growth, the potential and peace found in the whenua (land). They are gifts of love and friendship.

This koru is carved from Flower Jade (Raukaraka) which 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 measures: 53 x 53 x 2mm and can be worn on either side. 

This piece was hand carved by Nikki Shaw