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.
One Koru can represent a person and the other Koru can represent another person or the Whanau/family. The two Koru coming together shows their lives coming together in love, friendship and harmony for life.
It has the circle of life (the Porohita/disc) coming around the outside. Like the Porohita - the circle it has no beginning or end. Therefore the opportunities in life are endless. With the love, support, guidance, strength and protection of the other person or the Whanau the person wearing the pendant can do and achieve anything in their life.
The Koru is carved from pounamu we have collected from the South Westland area just outside of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island.
The double Koru has a waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time. The cord is adjustable by pinching the special knots between your thumb and finger and pulling.
The double Koru pendant is 39mm in diameter.