Big, Bold and Beautiful - this is a very cool, edgy piece that will attract attention for its wonderful design. We haven't had a lot of jade work from Ross recently so we're delighted to have this piece to offer.
A carved Matau (hook) crafted from New Zealand Marsden pounamu. This pendant is carved from a gorgeous deep green jade - the photos reveal the wonderful mineral inclusion that this stone is renowned for.
Also very nice, is the polished finish - it makes for a light-catching piece and is silky smooth to wear.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DESIGN...
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.
We will ship this pendant to you with Express Courier on a hand plaited adjustable cord.
We will also include our 'Kia Ora' card, explaining the meaning behind the Matau (hook) design.
Meaning: Protect ~ Purity ~ Prosperity
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Pounamu, Jade
Cord Colour: Manuka Green with Manuka Popper
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 54mm (2.1") long; 37mm (1.4") wide