A beautiful little New Zealand Jade Matau pendant.
A classic piece carved by master jade carver - Ross Crump. Ross has a unique ability to bring out the very best in the piece of jade he's working with - this is very evident with this piece - beautiful smooth lines, and the tail carved so fine the jade becomes translucent.
The matau, or hook pendant is revered throughout the South Pacific as a symbol for life, well-being and prosperity. Its significance arises from the key role that fishing has played in sustaining island families and communities. The owner of a good hook was respected and held a place of authority in the community.
We will provide this pendant with a hand-plaited, Pale Honey cord which is length adjustable. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards explaining the meaning behind both the hook and koru designs.
Delivered with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Strength
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Jade
Cord: Pale Honey; Length: Adjustable
Size: 45mm (1.8") long; 26mm (1") wide