The double Koru pendant is 53mm in height and 52mm at its widest. 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' and is called this due to the unique golden colours (the flower) in the stone which is found in the Marsden Area.
The double Koru 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 of cord which 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.
It has the two Koru spiralling together on one side. The other side is mostly smooth with two smaller double Koru coming together. The pendant can be worn either way 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.