Kauri gum is sometimes known as New Zealand amber, it is the fossilized tree sap of the Kauri tree which is the corner stone of the indigenous forests of the upper North Island.
In the ancient Māori world, the Toki are adze that were vital tools in everyday life. Toki have come to represent the strength and skill of an individual, and the acquisition of knowledge and mana (prestige).
This piece measures at 50 x 34 x 14 mm
Kauri Gum Care Instructions -
What you have here is the fossilized resin of the Kauri Tree, a rare piece of history from Kauri Trees long gone.
It’s an amber not a stone so:
- Keep it free from solvents eg. perfume
- No extreme heat eg. dash of the car in summer
- Not intended for everyday use eg. sports
- Can be rejuvenated using olive oil in case of fading
A soft cloth can be used as a buffer (Using sideways, not circular motions) to maintain the gum’s original shine.
Treat your piece as a precious gem and it will last forever.
Written by Conrad Henderson (Kauri Piece Artist) - 0275692654
This piece was hand carved by Conrad Henderson