RAUPŌ - named after that lovely wetland plant that can be found scattered through our countryside.
The stone Ross has used for this piece is a lovely green - quite dark when held against a solid background, but bright and translucent when lit from behind. RAUPŌ is a beauty!
We've plaited a custom necklace in Wapiti Brown and Khaki and finishd it with a loop and toggle - it is a fixed length of around 60cm (2.36 inches) circumference.
The toki, or adze, is a symbol of strength. The adze was a key survival tool, so the owner of a good one was believed to be strong and powerful. They were used to carve ocean-going waka (sea canoes) and to build central meeting houses so they played a central role in traditional life of māori.
The jade used to carve these pieces comes from the West Coast on New Zealand's South Island. It has been created in the 'ring of fire' and has worked its way down an alpine river in the Marsden region outside Greymouth. Tough jade with a lot of history!
These pendants are traditionally worn for strength and courage - to assist through life's challenges.
We will ship this beautiful pendant to you with DHL Express Courier, bound in a hand plaited adjustable cord. We will also include one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Jade (Pounamu)
Cord: Wapiti Brown and Khaki Cord with Khaki Binding; Length: Fixed - 60cm (2.36 inches) circumference
Size: 57mm (2.2") long, 29mm (1.1") wide