This is a pounamu that is part of a larger set. The set was made for a childrens book that my wife created. There is one pounamu for each page of the book. The main page for this is called Sand in my toes salt in my nose and you can see all the artwork and pounamu there. The book is available for purchase at rosalindpotter.com, along with prints of the art, all done by our good friend Ginney Deavoll.
This represents time near the ocean. Pipi are found in many places around the coast of Aotearoa. This touchstone symbolises play, sun, carefree beach time.
“With sand in my toes and salt in my nose…” (Page 20/21)