Paua | Haylie Fry

Haylie Fry


'Paua' A sweet little chest piece by Haylie Fry. This pounamu taonga is carved from genuine East Coast Totoweka pounamu, providing plenty of translucency under light with streaks of red. 

Paua as a food source have always played a significant role in manaakitanga ki nga manuhiri. This piece represents hospitality and generosity through the practice of showing kindness, respect and support to people around them. 

Dimensions: 30mm x 40mm with adjustable natural braid cord.

Artist Bio

South Island artist, Haylie Fry works from her Westcoast studio in Kawatiri (Westport). A self taught carver, with a deep love for her whanau, being creative and the spiritual connection of Pounamu. Her whakapapa in Aotearoa has strong roots in Motueka, Tai Tokerau and Te Tai Poutini. Through her upbringing in these areas she has developed a bond with te moana me te awa. Her connection with water guided her on the journey of exploring the treasures that come from such places and she naturally began to move towards appreciating and eventually working with kohatu. Working within the framework of kaitiakitanga (guardianship), wairuatanga (spiritual connection) and whanaungatanga (connection). These values are at the heart of her kaupapa (Purpose) the journey is one of both receiving and giving. Part of her giving back is to support her community, and her tamariki, who whakapapa to Ngai Tahu, to connect with te ao Maori through mahi toi.

SKU: HF17 TAG: Pounamu

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