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A hand carved whalebone pendant - we've named this piece KERMADEC MATAU after the earth's deepest ocean trench because maybe this bone spent some time down there. This is a beautiful piece, chunky yet elegant for a medium sized hook - especially when you consider the giant creature that it honours.

A great pendant if you're looking for something beautifully crafted from whalebone. It has a Kōwhai necklace, which is adjustable - a very cool pendant carved by Alex Sands Studio.

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.

Whale bone is a porous material and will absorb body oils - it will turn a golden colour over time.

We provide this pendant with a plaited kōwhai cord which is adjustable in the length. Also included, one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the hook design.

Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility

Artist: Alex Sands Studio

Material: Whalebone

Cord Colour: Kōwhai cord with Cosmos Grey floret

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 61mm (2.4") long; 33mm (1.3") wide

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