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We love the fanciful aura of this striking large Matau. Kerry has hand crafted BELLA NERA from an exceptional piece of Wyoming Black Jade and has finished it in a satin matte polish. 

BELLA NERA showcases Kerry's creative design and his carving mastery. There is no straight line to be found in this piece. It is a complex mix of subtle curves and changing planes that catch and reflect the light.  A superb piece of carved art!

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.

BELLA NERA is provided with a hand-plaited, adjustable cord in Black and Burgundy. We have added a little Burgundy floret just above the top of the carving to secure the cord in position.

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.


Meaning:  Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility

Artist: Kerry Thompson

Material: Wyoming Black Jade

Finish: Soft Polished - Matte

Cord Colour: Burgundy/Black Cord

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 71mm (2.8") long, 33mm (1.3") wide

CHF 806.00
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