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AKE -  Continue

Carved from New Zealand Argillite

"As life at times may seem to spiral, may you continue and not give up" - Rueben Tipene

AKE is a 'one-off' carving which we are delighted to have available for sale. This is an exceptional carving, made from a stunning piece of stone.

AKE is a large Koru by Rueben Tipene. This is an exceptional piece in every sense - beautifully designed and flawlessly carved and the finish is sublime.

If you would like to own a superb carving from a very talented artist and carver, and you appreciate the koru design - take a close look at this piece, it may well be the one for you!

Its colour is a shimmering pale grey with a few small darker inclusions scattered through the stone, particularly in the bottom curve of the carving. The finish is a great example of a mix of a great eye and top craftsmanship - Rueben has varied his polish so that wonderful contrasts emerge. This transforms AKE giving it depth and contrast - very evident here.

Koru: the Māori word for 'loop'. The spiral shaped koru design represents an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movement towards an inner coil refers to ‘going back to the beginning’.  The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life, new beginnings, hope and rebirth.

This piece is provided on a plaited Tan, fixed length cord. If you would like an adjustable cord, or a different coloured cord with the loop and toggle - please let us know in the comments section at checkout.

We include our 'Kia Ora' card explaining the meaning behind the KORU design.

Shipping to you with Express Courier is included in the price.

Meaning of Toki: Rebirth ~ Renewal ~ Peace

Artist: Rueben Tipene

Material: New Zealand Argillite

Cord Colour: Tan cord with Bone Toggle

Cord Length: Fixed: 58cm Diameter

Size: 44m (1.7") long, 42mm (1.6") wide

Worldwide shipping is free. All International deliveries over $NZ150 are made using an Express Courier service. Packages with a value up to NZ$150 will be shipped using an International Airmail service. Express Courier Packages are tracked. Please visit our 'Shipping Information' page for delivery times to your country. Under some circumstances we are happy to accept an item back for a replacement or refund. Please visit our 'Returns' page for specific information about this.