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BEATING HEART - we see a heart form in the centre of this carving - can you see it too?

A traditional Hei-Matau made to be worn over your BEATING HEART.

This matau pendant was carved for us by Ric Moor. This piece is carved in a traditional design - a shape that we have seen in very old matau carvings.

The jade is a wonderful lush mint green pounamu. This is a rare jade loved and valued for its distinctive colour. The cord is a four-plait, adjustable creme coloured necklace.

BEATING HEART is a large sized Hei-Matau, or hook carving. Ric is a craftsman and this piece is a great example of his carving talent. He has finished BEATING HEART with a soft polish that glows and is gorgeous to handle. Definitely a pendant to wear all the time.

Watch the brief video we have made of BEATING HEART slowly revolving. It will reveal all the angles and subtle variations in colour, and maybe help you imagine how this piece will make you feel when you slip it over your head.

The Hook - Matau:  the wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life - what a lovely sentiment to gift to someone important to you.


Shipped to you with DHL Express Courier and will be provided with our 'Kia Ora Cards' explaining the meaning behind the hook design.

Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility

Artist: Ric Moor

Material: New Zealand Jade, Pounamu

Finish: Satin Matte

Cord Colour: Creme 4-Plait Cord

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 47mm (1.8") long; 37mm (1.4") wide

Worldwide shipping is free. All International deliveries over $NZ150 are made using an Express Courier service. Packages with a value up to NZ$150 will be shipped using an International Airmail service. Express Courier Packages are tracked. Please visit our 'Shipping Information' page for delivery times to your country. Under some circumstances we are happy to accept an item back for a replacement or refund. Please visit our 'Returns' page for specific information about this.