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Handmade matau pendant carved from distinctive New Zealand Marsden jade.
A strong pendant, beautifully carved and with a traditional binding.
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.
Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility
Material: New Zealand Marsden jade
Size: 70mm (2.7") long; 32mm (1.2") wide