Carved from New Zealand Argillite. Artist: Kerry Thompson
THE GHOST is a medium-sized Matau by Kerry Thompson.
This is an exceptional piece in every sense - beautifully designed and flawlessly carved ...and the finish is sublime.
Things to watch for:
- The Stone - this is a striking piece of pale grey argillite, a colour we rarely see and one that, we think, is particularly beautiful!
- The Shape - pure Kerry Thompson! A beautiful contemporary flair given to a traditional South Pacific design - the matau.
The colour of the stone is a shimmering pale grey, finished in a high polish. Kerry has a unique ability to polish stone so that it presents in the most striking manner. The bright shine on this piece reflects the light and gives the carving movement as the light passes over the curved faces.
THE GHOST is a 'one-off' carving which we are delighted to have available for sale.
If you would like to own a superb carving from a very talented artist and carver - take a close look at this piece, it is truly beautiful.
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 piece is provided on a plaited tan adjustable length cord
We include our 'Kia Ora' card explaining the meaning behind the Matau design.
Shipping to you with Express Courier is included in the price.
Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility
Artist: Kerry Thompson
Material: New Zealand Argillite
Cord Colour: Tan
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 58mm (2.2") long, 24mm (0.9") wide