BEACHCOMBER | MasterCarver Koru (Curl)
New Zealand Bone pendant This necklace measures 35mm x 35mm and hangs from an adjustable plaited cord. The necklace comes in its own box with meaning card making a perfect memory of New Zealand and its culture.
Designed and carved in Carterton New Zealand by our Craftsman Carvers.
The Maori Koru design is inspired by the New Zealand fern frond unfurling as it grows. It represents peace, tranquility, personal growth, positive change and awakening. It is associated with new life and harmony, so makes a wonderful gift for a new parent or child, newlyweds, or anyone starting on a new phase of their life.
NZ Dimensions | BeachComber
Our handcarved bone pendants are created by skilled New Zealand craftspeople. Each piece is produced in consultation with local master carvers and is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional design and carries the folklore and symbology of our indigenous culture. First the shapes are marked onto beef bone which has been thoroughly cleaned to remove all traces of fats and oils. Then a bandsaw is used to cut out the rough shape which is then refined on a sanding wheel. The intricate design details are then cut with a scroll saw and finished using rotary files. After carving, the pendant is tumble polished for approximately 6 days through a series of progressively finer grades. Many of our carvings feature tattoo style designs which are engraved into the surface using a laser. After final quality control each pendant has a waxed cord and paua toggle. Each pendant passes through 6-10 pairs of hands on its journey through our factory.