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Carved from New Zealand Argillite

WHARE TANGATA is a large shield shaped piece by Kerry Thompson. This is an exceptional carving in every sense - beautifully designed and flawlessly crafted... and the finish is sublime.

The colour of the stone is a shimmering deep grey. The finish is a great example of Kerry's unique ability to vary his polish so that wonderful contrasts emerge. This transforms a piece giving it depth and contrast - depending on how the light strikes the piece, two quite different designs emerge.

WHARE TANGATA is a 'one-off' carving which we are delighted to have available for sale.

WHARE TANGATA is a carved artwork that we think will become a very meaningful heirloom.

If you would like to own a superb carving from an exceptional artist and carver - take a close look at this piece, it is truly beautiful.

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/black, fixed length cord

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: Kerry Thompson

Material: New Zealand Argillite

Cord Colour: Tan/Black

Cord Length: FIXED: 56 circumference with Argillite Toggle and Loop

Size: 71mm (2.8") long, 85mm (3.3") 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.