Porowhita / Circle of Life,  Kokopu Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone
Porowhita / Circle of Life,  Kokopu Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone
Porowhita / Circle of Life,  Kokopu Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone
Porowhita / Circle of Life,  Kokopu Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone

Porowhita / Circle of Life, Kokopu Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone

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28mm wide 11mm thick

adjustable 4-plait black waxed cord

Ngāi Tahu Pounamu

porowhita: to be circular

The closed circle of the porowhita with a hole in-between, represents the never ending circle of life and nature. It also stands for the belief that life is one of continual renewal.

Māori knowledge, mātauranga intrinsically recognises that all animate and inanimate elements are infused with spirit or living essence; encompassing the element of stewardship, or kaitiakitanga, associated with the term when it is used in relation to resources, including land and water.

OUR STORY

Crafted by hand at the Oro Negro Studio on Karangahape Road. We follow Māori Whakairo protocol in crafting taonga that honours the traditions of tangata whenua o Aotearoa. Acknowledging and upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi is an integral part of our Aotearoa New Zealand perspective.

CARE OF YOUR TAONGA

Pounamu polishes and shines itself overtime by absorbing the natural oils of your skin. Likewise, rubbing into the stone’s surface a natural oil such as olive or coconut oil will also add lustre. Our pounamu can be worn daily, yet care should always be taken to minimise impact which could potentially cause hairlines cracks or breaks. Wearing your pounamu close to the skin will always act as a protective measure.


 


Porowhita / Circle of Life,  Kokopu Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone
Porowhita / Circle of Life,  Kokopu Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone