a prized shield
The retained original edges of this pounamu shield are a tribute to its original form - a reference to the beauty inherent in the rind of the stone - the part more exposed to the elements.
In this way, the archaic form is symbolic of protection for the things that the heart and wairua of the wearer are exposed to.
The taratara (notching) directs energy upward, connecting the heart and the mind.
68mm x 56mm x 12mm 94g