Nakahi Serpentine Earrings / Pounamu / Sheridan Duncan
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'Nakahi' (Serpentine) Handcarved by Sheridan Duncan from Serpentine Pounamu, collected from Te Tau Poutini. (West Coast Region of the South Island). Serpentine pounamu is named for its distinctive colourings, resembling aserpentine. No two pieces are ever alike.
Beautiful slender earrings with the undersides left raw (connection to the natural material)
Dimensions: Pounamu Pieces 70mm Total Length: 95mm
Pounamu Type: Serpentine Pounamu
Tasman based artist, Sheridan Duncan, creates beautiful hand carved contemporary pounamu jewellery that follows a traditional model of cultural preservation. She has a background in social work but after completing her Master’s Degree in Indigenous studies, she fell in love with pounamu.
The pounamu is collected in Aotearoa with the utmost respect, following the kaupapa of the local iwi. The pounamu is then blessed within flowing rivers, and held with mana as it is carved, sanded, and polished by hand.'Pounamu (greenstone) connects the wearer to the past, present and the future.
As you wear your taonga (treasure) against your tinana (body), you absorb its whakapapa (genealogy) and it absorbs yours. We all crave identity, purpose and belonging. Pounamu is and will forever be a tangible relic of all that was, all that is, and all that will be… and we are part of that story' Sheridan Duncan