This Koru is 48mm high and 98mm at its widest. The Koru is carved from pounamu we have collected from the Marsden Valley in the Paroa area just outside of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island.
It is the 'Marsden Flower Jade' and is called this due to the unique golden colouring (the flower) in the pounamu found in the Marsden area.
The pendant has an extremely strong, waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time - even in any kind of water. It is four strands that have been hand platted into a special, round, 4-plait. The cord is adjustable by pinching the special knots between your thumb and finger and pulling.
The Koru represents the new shoots of the fern plant opening so it symbolises growth, harmony and new beginnings.
It also represents the family as a whole, an individual person, an event, time, place, accomplishment or achievement that has happened in your life.
They were traditionally tattooed on the body and carved in the main poles and panels in the Whare/house. The Maori had an oral language. Their life story was told from the Koru's that were tattooed and carved. It is up to the person to tell the story of what their Koru’s represent.