Porowhita Circle of Life
27mm diameter 10mm thick
adjustable 4-plait black waxed cord
Ngāi Tahu Pounamu
The Porowhita Circle of Life symbolises life and love and oneness.
The porowhita pendant can aid the wearer in being centred in the present.
Wearing a porowhita can help you find peace, grounding, connection and good health.
It reflects the eternal cycle of life and death within the cyclical nature of our universe. Our journey in life has no beginning or end according to te ao Māori. The porowhita can represent your process of discovery and rediscovery as you move through life.
Crafted by hand at the Oro Negro Carving Studio on Karangahape Road. We follow Māori Whakairo protocol in crafting taonga that honours the traditions of tangata whenua o Aotearoa. As Colombian carvers, our practice is also about connecting with our own Indigenous South American art forms.
Our Taonga is made to be worn daily. You can shower with it on. It is advised that during physical activity you take off your pounamu or wear it under your clothing. Pounamu will absorb your skin’s oils, so if your taonga is looking dry you can rub it against your skin. Alternatively, you can rub into the stone a tiny amount of natural oil such as coconut or olive oil for shine.