This Kōpae (Disc or circle) pendant has been hand carved from New Zealand pounamu (greenstone/jade) by carver Ric Moor.
The Kōpae meaning disc in Māori symbolises the circle of life- an ongoing symbol: without beginning or end. It is also an ancient Māori symbol representing eternity, continuity and togetherness.
Pounamu is the Māori name for greenstone or nephrite jade which is only found in the South Island. It is an extremely tough material and is said to absorb the owners essential spirit, feeding it back to them and enhancing their strength.
Ric was born in the Bay of Islands where he spent much of his youth carving bone, stone and working with silver but now lives on the West Coast of the South Island. He has been carving for many years and loves working with pounamu because of its permanence and cultural significance.
Black wax cotton slip knot cord- 40cm fully extended
Size: 6.7cm dia
Made in New Zealand