Med-Large Roimata Kahurangi Pounamu
44mm wide 11mm thick 60mm tall
adjustable 3-plait flax coloured waxed cord
Kahurangi Certified Ngāi Tahu Pounamu from Te Tai o Poutini o Te Waipounamu West Coast of the South Island
This piece has a small raw surface that is originally the skin of the raw stone.
The Roimata symbolises healing, the flow of positive energy and connection to the land.
The gifting of a Roimata can be an expression of support and comfort. The taonga represents solidarity with a person’s healing journey.
Wearing a Roimata brings you healing, knowledge, confidence, independence and strength. It affirms your commitment to your emotional wellbeing, as well as your connection to the land.
Roimata, meaning tear of crying, is also known as the comfort stone. It is associated with meditation and a strong connection to Papatūānuku Mother Earth.
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 a 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.