This medium sized-matau pendant was carved for us by Ric Moor. It is a lovely balanced piece, carved in a light, almost moss green, piece of New Zealand jade.
INTEGRITY is a bound Matau, carved with Ric's beautiful craftsmanship - he has finished it with a soft matte that really is gorgeous to handle. We finished this with a khaki cord and head binding. INTEGRITY is a pendant to wear all the time.
Ric tells us that he prefers this soft matte finish to a higher polish because, with time and wear, the pendant will adapt and change with the owners lifestyle and becomes, what he calls, a 'better' piece. Well if this becomes better it will be pretty amazing because the jade is beautiful right as it is!
Watch the brief video we have made of it 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: Soft Matte
Cord Colour: Fine Khaki 4-Plait Cord
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 81mm (3.2") long; 33mm (1.3") wide