Hand carved by Ross Crump - AMAZONAS is made from beautiful, bright green New Zealand Jade softened with its MATTE finish.
The body of the manaia culminates in a fish tail - a gentle organic detail which contrasts with the detail of the carved head. This establishes a connection between the ocean and the land - perfect for a piece that comes from an island nation.
AMAZONAS looks fantastic from both sides - take a moment to watch the short video we have made which shows the pendant slowly rotating. This will give you a very clear picture of the shape nuances and the colour of the stone - it's well with the few moments it will take you to watch it.
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 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.
This pendant will be delivered to you with DHL Express Courier on a hand plaited adjustable cord. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Manaia and Hook design.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Jade
Cord: Black; Length: Adjustable
Size: 60mm (2.3") long; 33mm (1.3") wide