New Zealand Pounamu - KoruNew Zealand Pounamu
New Zealand Pounamu - Authenticated Ngai Tahu Pounamu.
Beautifully carved Koru in Kawakawa Greenstone.
Koru -Literally meaning ‘curl’, these taonga depict an unfurling fern frond. In Māori culture, the young shoots of the fern symbolise new life, growth and rejuvenation.
This rawstone is Kawakawa, the darkest and strongest form of Pounamu. Its colour ranges from a medium green to a dark forest green, and is not typically translucent. It is named for the native kawakawa plant which traditionally used for its culinary and medicinal properties.
When entering the authentication code online this code identifies the origin and whakapapa of the stone. It will describe how it was extracted and processed and tell you who the artist was that carved it. It will explain that the stone has been treated according to the customary respect and carved with every possible care.