TONUITANGA - Prosperity
TONUITANGA - Matau Rua, Double Hook.
TONUITANGA is a large and beautifully balanced double Matau. There is a lot of unity and harmony in this piece. A wonderful, edgy design which looks fantastic from every angle! Wear TONUITANGA and carry a piece of New Zealand with you always.
TONUITANGA is carved from New Zealand Kokopu Pounamu, a striking and relatively rare stone named because of its similarities to a small native fish found in local streams. Rueben has finished it with a satin/matte polish which gives the stone a wonderful feel and leaves its variations beautifully evident.
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.
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.
TONUITANGA is provided with an adjustable Red/Black cord.
We have made a short video of this piece slowly revolving so that you can appreciate the beauty of this piece from all aspects.
Also included, our 'Kia ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the hook design.
DELIVERY WITH EXPRESS COURIER IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Protection
Artist: Rueben Tipene
Material: New Zealand Kokopu Pounamu, Jade
Cord Colour: Red/Black Cord and Bindings
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 80mm (3.1") long, 88mm (3.4") wide