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HOMEWARD BOUND - carved from a semi-translucent green Marsden jade. The colour palette in this piece is subtle but exuberant!

The strength of the Matau embraces and protects the Koru - provides protection and sustenance for the family.

Bright and Beautiful - this is a very cool matau pendant that will attract attention for its wonderful design and for the gorgeous jade it's carved from. We haven't had a lot of work from Ross recently so we're delighted to have this piece available.

A finely-carved Matau (hook) crafted from New Zealand pounamu. This pendant is carved from a gorgeous green jade - the photos reveal the wonderful mineral inclusion that produces the swirls of pale clouds in this rare stone. 

Also very nice, is the polished finish - it makes for a light-catching piece and is silky smooth to wear.

Ross has incorporated a koru heart in the centre, combining two shapes well-known in the South Pacific, and giving it an interesting symbology:


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.

The Koru: the Māori word for 'loop'. The spiral shaped koru design represents an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movement towards an inner coil refers to ‘going back to the beginning’.  The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life, new beginnings, hope and rebirth.

We will ship this pendant to you with Express Courier on a hand plaited adjustable cord. 

We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, explaining the meaning behind both the Matau (hook) and Koru design.

Meaning: Protect ~ Purity ~ Prosperity

Artist: Ross Crump

Material: New Zealand Jade, Pounamu

Finish: Polished

Cord Colour: Black with Manuka Green Popper

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 53mm (2.1") long; 33mm (1.3") 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.