The triple Koru pendant is 54mm long and 59mm wide. It has been carved from pounamu we have collected from the Arahura River which runs between Greymouth and Hokitika, on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand.
The pendant can be worn either way for two different looks. The front carved with three Koru and the back plain.
The triple 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 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.
Pendant Meaning: Each Koru can represent a person. Or the ancestors, the present generation and the future generations - your elders, yourselves and your children and/or grandchildren. The Koru 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.