This beautiful and irridescent Whaea o te Peara Pikorua - Mother of Pearl Single Twist Pendant measures roughly 6 x 7 cm (see our instagram for size reference) and was carved by Alex Sands. The Pikorua is symbolic of the eternal emerging paths in life and interwoven connectedness.
Mother of Pearl is a material produced by some molluscs as an inner layer; it is also the material of which pearls are composed. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent.
“I will take from my domain the coolest blues of the ocean. And ask of my brother Tane the freshest greens of the forest. From the dawn you shall have a tinge of violet. From the sunset a blush of pink. And overall there will be a shimmer of mother of pearl”.
-Tangaroa, god of the sea.