Natalie Kere Walker
Pakohe necklace - long chevron
This stunning necklace is handmade by artist Natalie Kere Walker.
Each item is individually handmade/carved from Pakohe stone - this stone is found in the Nelson area, it is an extremely hard and durable stone - also known as Argilite.
Traditionally used for tools and weapons, it represents strength and prosperity.
Each necklace comes with a care card and an description card, packaged in one of Natalies chosen gift boxes.
Pakohe stone 7cm long. Steel chain 40cm end to end
"I'm a Contemporary Maori Artist. I whakapapa to Kāi Tahu and Ngāti Kuia. I have always been drawn to creative outlets, especially art since a young age.
My Dad is a Master Carver in Wood and Oamaru Stone. His passion for Māori Art has been passed down to me.
Currently I have been adding to my creativity and have introduced carving contemporary jewellery from stone I have found. This has turned into addictive passion I want to pursue more.
Learning more about my culture through Te Reo Māori, Whānau and research I am further developing my cultural passion. I hope others can feel the same way when viewing or purchasing my pieces"
This product is a one-off item, handmade in New Zealand