This intricately carved Whakaruruhau Porowhita Koru - Pounamu Circle Shield Pendant features shades of light and dark olive greens with a closed circle with a hole at its centre. It is bound by an adjustable black wax cord and measures approximately 83 x 68 x 10 mm. This beautiful pendant was carved by Paul Anderson.
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)