Tuakiri carved stone
Touchstone - Tuakiri. This natural New Zealand river stone features a carved design inspired by Moko kauae. It merges modern techniques with classic Māori aesthetics, resulting in a piece that is both contemporary and nostalgic, exuding authenticity and cultural significance.
Moko kauae is not just a traditional chin tattoo worn by Māori women; it holds profound cultural, spiritual, and personal significance. It represents whakapapa (genealogy), ancestral ties, rank, and individual accomplishments. The word "Tuakiri" in Māori translates to "identity."
Proudly made in Aotearoa, NZ.
DIMENSIONS: 70 mm diameter x 30 mm approx
MATERIAL: Natural NZ River Stone
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Occasionally dust using a small paint brush to get in between the engraving.
NOTE: Due to the natural make up of this product, differences in colour, size and characteristics from that shown in the product should be expected.
Revolution Aotearoa, created by visual artist and musician Wiremu Barriball, represents a range of authentic Māori design products deeply connected to New Zealand's natural tāonga.
Drawing inspiration from his Māori lineage and his work as a Tā Moko practitioner, Wiremu aesthetically blends nostalgic concepts into modern forms. With a career in the music industry spanning 30+ years, which includes the roll as the lead guitarist of the world-renowned band Katchafire, Its only natural that influences from his love and passion for music often show through in his art. Revolution Aotearoa is proudly created in NZ from a true creative talent.