new life and sustenance
The carver picked up this piece of jasper on his home beach, Hāriki, at Te Kaha on the East Coast of Aotearoa New Zealand. In it, he immediately saw a kōwhai flower.
Life-giving sustenance for the Tūī, the kōwhai flower is filled with sweet nectar. The wearer of this jasper putiputi (flower) might be particularly connected to nature and Papatūānuku, or might be someone who gives life-sustaining gifts to those around them.
The stone largely retains its original shape, worn smooth by the waves. This is a piece that will appeal those not wanting something overly-worked or polished, but with just enough embellishment to enhance its natural beauty and form.
37mm x 62mm x 20mm 75g