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Ko au ko koe- I am you

NZD $1,200

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Aotea- Fuchsite and Actinolite.

A stunning blue black Aotea stone. Like a storm rolling into a blue sky reminding us that we are a reflection of each other of infinitely equal opposites.  The word “wai” in Te Reo Maori represents the English words “water” and “who”. Western science has proven to our generation that at least 70% of our bodies are made of water. As we come from the waters of the womb and in memory of our ancestors who travelled the waters to establish their lines of decent, we felt that the theme of shared identity was a fitting way to say “Take good care of yourself for you belong to me too.”


Already Ancient Aotearoa hand make all our stones in Aotearoa NZ. No two stones are the same!

Ko au ko koe (ko koe ko au) is a way of saying that we are as one.

This piece shows a mirror image of two figures who appear to be sitting, grooming themselves. Water becomes the acting force that both cleanses and connects them.

The image reflects an idea that our taking care of ourselves is the beginning of a better world. This statement is equally true that caring and reciprocity are integral for us to feel loved and supported enough to care about ourselves. This image was inspired by stories such as Hinemoa and Tūtānekai, Tinirau and Hine-te-iwaiwa and other stories where lovers met in bathing pools. The Māori word for water is wai (as is the word for who). So we begin to develop a sense that when we look into the waters of identity and see someone else and we see ourselves in that other, we find aroha. Aroha then becomes an awareness of our interconnection through the source.

Fashioned from blue and black Aotea of strong, powerful colour. This statement piece reminds us that we are more than an individual.

Additional information

Weight 33.8 g
Dimensions 55 × 55 × 5 mm