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AGAINST THE WIND
E iti noa ana nā te aroha - a small thing, given with love
Hand carved by Ross Crump - this is a stunning pendant.
AGAINST THE WIND is carved from a gorgeous piece of New Zealand Marsden jade. The colours are a beautiful mid green and if you look carefully on the bottom of the body, at the back, you will see a little flash of gold - a mineral inclusion that has added just a dash of colour to this beautiful piece.
The body of the manaia is decorated with a koru - softening and contrasting the sharper detail of the carved head.
This piece looks fantastic from both sides - it has been carved to wear. Take a moment to watch the short video to appreciate the form and colour of 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 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.
ONE ONLY - Delivered with DHL Express Courier
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Jade
Size: 69mm (2.7") long; 48mm (1.9") wide