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HOMEWARD BOUND - may the wind be at your back!

A marvellous, organic Manaia that really is all about the beautiful stone - a visually striking piece carved from jade with gorgeous, subtle colours.

HOMEWARD BOUND was carved for us by Ross Crump and is a large piece. He predominantly carves freeform pieces and is a master at utilising the natural beauty in any given piece of New Zealand jade. He has worked his magic again with this one, that's for sure!

Take a look at the video to see the shape of the pendant and the nuance in the colours in this piece of jade. This is original and unique, it is a gorgeous shape to wear and hold - a travel companion like no other!

A large, hand carved manaia pendant - with a wonderful koru heart.

There are two major design elements in this piece: 

The Manaia: a mythical being believed to be the invisible light, or aura, surrounding a person. They represent spiritual power and are believed to be the guide that leads the spirits to heaven. They are worn to guide and protect.

The Koru: the Māori word for 'loop'. The spiral shaped koru design represents an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movement towards an inner coil refers to ‘going back to the beginning’.  The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life, new beginnings, hope and rebirth.

We will ship this stunner to you with DHL Express Courier on a four plait, adjustable black coloured cord with burnt gold popper and burnt gold slip knots. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' card, explaining the meaning behind the Manaia and Koru design.

Delivered to you with Express Courier

Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Purity ~ Peace

Artist: Ross Crump

Material: New Zealand Flower Jade, Pounamu

Cord Colour: Thick Black Cord with Black Popper

Cord Length: Adjustable

Finish: Polished

Size: 65mm (2.5") long; 46mm (1.8") wide

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.