Pikorua/Twist Medium Ngai Tahu Inanga Raukaraka Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Pendant
This beautiful medium Pikorua/Twist has been crafted by hand in our Oro Negro Studio on Karangahape Road out of New Zealand Inanga Raukaraka Pounamu stone from the West Coast of the South Island. This piece has been finished off with an adjustable 4-plaited black waxed cord.
This Craving have the Ngai Tahu Pounamu Certificate of Authenticity
72 mm (long) x 15 mm (wide) x 12 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 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 method of sanding by hand with a sandstone stick. We follow the Maori Whakairo (carving) protocols closely and we strive to craft Taonga (treasures) that honour the traditions of the Tangata Whenua (People of the land) of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and that make a homage to our own Tangata Whenua of 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 it against your skin or rub a small amount of natural oil such as olive or coconut on to it.