Pikorua/Twist Large Kawakawa Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
This elegant large Pikorua/Twist has been crafted by hand in our Oro Negro Studio on Karangahape Road out of New Zealand dark Kawakawa Pounamu stone from the West Coast of the South Island. This piece has been finished off with an adjustable 4-plaited black waxed cord.
58 mm (long) x 29 mm (wide) x <> 10 mm (thick)
This design is formed by a closed loop with three or two knots. Pikorua symbolises emerging paths in life, lives of loved ones intertwined, friends or family. It can relate to the strong bond between two people, their friendship or love. Even though people will take different paths in their lives they will always be connected and will return to each other.
Our stones are sourced from Ngai Tahu Poutini with a certificate of Authenticity and the Arahura River on the West Coast of the South Island. All of our pieces are carved by hand and finished off using the traditional sanding method by hand with a sandstone stick. We follow the Maori Whakairo protocols closely. We strive to craft Taonga that honours the traditions of the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and make a homage to our indigenous people of the land in Colombia, who were also fine artisans and craftsmen.
Our Taonga & jewellery is made of high-quality metals and stones, that are made to be worn daily however they can still be damaged through contact with harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and collisions. Keep your Taonga/jewellery away from chlorinated water as it can erode the metal, Avoid any hard knocks and scratches to your stones. If your stones look dry, rub them against your skin or rub a small amount of natural oil such as olive or coconut into them.