AORERE POUNAMU | INANGA KORU
A beautiful pounamu carved by Ben Callow of Aorere Pounamu
Stone sourced from Arahua River - West Coast
The koru (Māori for 'loop or coil') is a spiral shape based on the appearance of a new unfurling silver fern frond. It is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving and tattooing, where it symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace.
Inanga. Pearly white, greyish green, and blue can be translucent or very opaque. This type of stone is a highly prized type of pounamu by Poutini Ngāi Tahu. It gets its name from the juvenile native minnow or more commonly known as whitebait. It is a softer stone and when worn it absorbs the natural oils of the body deeply and can turn a lovely light brown
6cm cm long
2.5 cm at widest
Adjustable leather cord