NZ kawhaka inanga

NZD $920.00 ($800.00 EX GST)


This one off piece was created to cut the umbilical cord. The design represent my whanau.  Although this is a one off, a similar ceremonial tool can be created for you.



10 x 5cm (at widest point).  This has a sharp edge for cutting.  If you would like to wear the piece after the birth of your child we recommend you bring it back to soften the edge.


Pounamu is harder than steel, however it is still vulnerable to shock and impact.  So don’t drop it! (Na, kidding, but really, don’t drop it!)
Pounamu will absorb your natural body oils, so doesn’t require any special cleaning products.  Sometimes when we go through emotional trauma, we may feel our Pounamu taonga requires a ‘cleanse’.  This can be done simply through wai (water).

Nylon can be wet with no issues, it is waxed so it remains water resistant.  We recommend keeping an eye on your cord!  Its the holder of your taonga (treasure).  Lifespan depends on the individual wearer.  Over time the wax will wear off.  You can re-wax it by running the cord through plain uncoloured candle wax.  Chlorine from pools will speed up the deterioration of nylon over time.