Koru inspired by Tupuanuku

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MATARIKI-21-3
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Tupuānuku is one of the stars of the Matariki cluster. The star is connected to food that grows in the ground. “Tupu” means “to grow” and “nuku” is a shortened version of Papatūānuku (Mother Earth) – therefore, Tupuānuku means to grow in the earth.

This piece is part of our Matariki Collection and will be on exhibit in our Rotorua studio until 11th July 2021. You can reserve (pre-purchase) this limited-edition carving online, and it will be shipped to you as soon as the exhibition is finished. Included, is the original framed artwork, signed by Tamaora Walker. The photo frame is (23cm h x 18cm w). 

This piece was designed and carved by Tamaora Walker and crafted from New Zealand pounamu.

Size:
64mm x 40mm
Stone:
New Zealand Pounamu
$798.00 NZD $798.00 NZD
SKU:
MATARIKI-21-3

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This piece has been sold.

Tupuānuku is one of the stars of the Matariki cluster. The star is connected to food that grows in the ground. “Tupu” means “to grow” and “nuku” is a shortened version of Papatūānuku (Mother Earth) – therefore, Tupuānuku means to grow in the earth.

This piece is part of our Matariki Collection and will be on exhibit in our Rotorua studio until 11th July 2021. You can reserve (pre-purchase) this limited-edition carving online, and it will be shipped to you as soon as the exhibition is finished. Included, is the original framed artwork, signed by Tamaora Walker. The photo frame is (23cm h x 18cm w). 

This piece was designed and carved by Tamaora Walker and crafted from New Zealand pounamu.

Koru / Spiral

Koru / Spiral

Resembling the unfurling frond of the native New Zealand silver fern, the spiral depicts new beginnings, life and hope. The outer coil of the koru symbolises growth and conveys the idea of perpetual movement and everlastingness.

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New Beginnings & Harmony

The Koru

Pounamu artists use the koru pattern in many different ways; often introducing it as surface-etching or detail into other forms and shapes. In Maori design the koru is a symbol of creation, from the unfurling frond of the silver fern.

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