This unfurling Koru is 25mm in length and 15mm wide. It is carved from pounamu we have collected from the Martyr River in the Haast area of South Westland on the West Coast of the South Island.
The pendant has a waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time - even in any kind go water. 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. 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.