LEAD WITH YOUR HEART - Hand carved by Ross Crump.
LEAD WITH YOUR HEART is a complex manaia design, carved with a decorative koru in the base of the body. The stone is a bright green with swirls of paler inclusions - a gift from the environment that formed the jade!
We have named this piece LEAD WITH YOUR HEART to reflect and acknowledge the remarkable strength of the human spirit. When you LEAD WITH YOUR HEART no challenge is too big and no matter of the heart is too small to salute.
The bottom of the manaia is decorated with a koru - softening the detail of the carved head. The Manaia's tail finishes in a hook design with another koru in the tail - giving this piece a lovely duality.
LEAD WITH YOUR HEART looks fantastic on both sides - take a moment to watch the short video to appreciate the form and colour of this piece.
E iti noa ana nā te aroha - a small thing given with love
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 unfurling frond shape is symbolic of new life, new beginnings and the hope that is associated with a step into something new and unknown. It is a reflection of the spirit of rejuvenation and the personal growth that comes with undertaking new challenges.
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 provide this pendant with a hand-plaited cord which is length adjustable.
We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Manaia, hook and Koru design.
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Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Jade, Pounamu
Cord Colour: Pohutukawa Red/Olive Cord with Olive Popper
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 55mm (2.2") long; 28mm (1.1") wide