"Like the dorsal fin of a shark, stand tall" - Rueben Tipene
URUTIRA possesses a dainty, sharp and gracefully symmetrical shape. Crafted from New Zealand flower jade and featuring its identifiable green and orange tones, Rueben has finalized the piece with a satin/matte luster for a pleasing texture and to showcase its unique marbling.
A LITTLE ABOUT THE MATAU...
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 Hook: 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.
URUTIRA is provided with a fixed length black cord and Jade toggle.
If you would like an adjustable cord, or a different coloured cord with the loop and toggle - please let us know in the comments section at checkout.
Take a look at the video and you will appreciate the artistry of this beautiful piece.
Also included, our 'Kia ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the hook design.
DELIVERY WITH EXPRESS COURIER IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Protection
Artist: Rueben Tipene
Material: New Zealand Flower Pounamu, Jade
Cord Colour: Black Cord and Binding with Jade toggle
Cord Length: Fixed: 48cm (19") diameter
Size: 90mm (3.5") long, 45mm (1.8") wide