Pounamu Whakaruruhau Koru - New Zealand Jade Koru Shield Pendant

Sands Carving Studio


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Whakaruruhau are breastplates or shield adornments that represent strength and leadership. They are a taonga of personal protection that share their beauty to the Te Ao Turoa (outer world).

Koru is a symbol of eternal connection to one’s family and/or land. 

This piece measures 4 x 6 cm and is hung by a tan adjustable hand-braided wax cord.

This piece was hand carved by Nikki Shaw