The double Koru is 71mm in diameter. It has been 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' with the unique golden colours (the flower) in the stone found in the Marsden area.
The double spiral Koru is sitting on a recycled Rimu base which is 129mm in length, is 66mm wide and 20mm high.
The sculpture is translucent in the light where the pounamu is thinner.
The sculpture has the two Koru spiralling together on one side. The other side is mostly smooth with two smaller double Koru coming together. The Sculpture can be viewed from either side for two different looks.
One Koru can represent a person and the other Koru can represent another person or the Whanau/family. The two Koru spiralling together shows their lives coming together in love, friendship and harmony.
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. They told their life story from the Koru's that had been carved and tattooed. It is up to the person to tell the story of what their Koru represents.