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.
Roimata are traditionally symbolic of emotions and connections. This piece represents the taonga/treasures we take away from our adventures with family and friends. In whatever form they are, we treasure them.
“These adventures we treasure as a family together.” (Page 32/33)