Maori people are very aware of their connection to the earth, to the gods and the universe, and to each other – through distance and through time. One of the most powerful symbols of this connection is the Pikoura, or the twisted drop. There are several variations of the Pikoura, each with its own subtle differences in meaning.

The standard, single twist, Pikoura represents the bond between two people. It recognises that people can be connected through time and space, and it represents a spiritual connection between two people for time eternal. The Pikorua is therefore one of the most potent symbols of love, loyalty and friendship.

The double Pikoura is thought to represent the connection between a group of people, rather than just two individuals; for example a family unit or for children or siblings. It may also be symbolic of the connection between people within groups or communities – groups within a tribe for example.

The triple Pikoura is believed to be reference to the bonds between cultures, large groups or traditionally between tribes. These would often be given as a token of friendship and loyalty. The triple Pikoura is also thought to refer to the ‘three baskets of knowledge’ bought down from the heavens by the God Tane (creator of Tiki, the first man). These baskets were The kete-aronui which held all the knowledge that could help mankind The kete-tuauri which held the knowledge of ritual, memory and prayer and the kete-tuatea which contained knowledge of evil or makutu, which was harmful to mankind.

Again, the theme of connection much deeper than the present physical connection, is shown in these designs. Although the lives of loved ones will take different paths, they will always be connected, crossing each-other in life or death. It is a potent statement of loyalty, friendship and love.

This beautiful, handmade wire wrapped pendant necklace is made from 100% recycled copper wire. It measures 3.5cm across and is just over 7.5cm long. It hangs from an adjustable hemp or linen cord.

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Recycled Copper Pikoura necklace - the twist - the bond between us



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