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A beautiful New Zealand Jade Matau necklace hand carved, framed and signed by Kerry Thompson.

A sleek piece, beautifully crafted, this is an exceptional carving. Kerry has excelled here from the design to his choice of stone, and the quality of the craftsmanship. A piece of carved art that find its way into your home and your heart!

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.

This is one of 7 Framed Artworks we have from renowned New Zealand artist, Kerry Thompson.

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.

HEI MATAU will be sent to you in a wooden shipping box to protect the frame.

Check out our small collection of KERRY'S FRAMED WORK HERE 

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


Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Protection

Artist: Kerry Thompson

Material: New Zealand Marsden Jade, Pounamu

Size of Matau: 95mm (3.7") long, 60mm (2.3") wide

Size of Frame: 24cm (9.4") long, 19.5cm (7.6") wide

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