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"Just as fishing requires patience, may we be patient with one another" - Rueben Tipene

Feel the power of our MANAWANAWA jade matau — handcarved by New Zealand artisan, Rueben Tipene and engraved with a stunning koru design!

This piece is a symbol of new beginnings, protection and adventure — perfect for the person on the move, seeking knowledge and exciting experiences. Are you ready to begin your journey?

Handcarved from New Zealand Marsden Jade, this is an exquisite piece of 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.

A little about this design...

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.

MANAWANAWA 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 we have made of this piece slowly revolving -  you will appreciate the artistry and the gorgeous engraving in the front face

Also included, our 'Kia ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the hook design.


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: 50cm (1.97") diameter

Size: 90mm (3.5") long, 45mm (1.8") wide

CHF 557.00
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.