Rhythmic cycles. Ebb and Flow...
We found the beautiful petrified wood for this piece in our favourite fossicking spot in the Wairarapa in the North Island of New Zealand, Aotearoa.
Fossilised Wood was revered by the ancients as it was thought to contain the energy and knowledge of the tree from which it formed.
Although it looks like wood, there is none of the original wood still left having been replaced by stone via a mineralisation process whereby the organic materials making up cell walls have been replicated with minerals.
Carved by Benjamin and gilded by Marisa with gold leaf on one side and silver leaf on the other, then bound with black waxed braided thread and finished with slip knots making this pendant easily adjustable in length.