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HAPPY LIFE - a Matau to wear and feel the joy of being alive!

A traditional Hei-Matau made to be worn and enjoyed in your HAPPY LIFE.

This matau pendant was carved for us by Ric Moor. It is carved in a traditional design - a shape that we have seen in very old matau carvings, and with a traditional binding down the shaft. A beautiful and classic piece of carved art.

The jade is a wonderful lush green pounamu. This is a rare jade loved and valued for its distinctive colour. The cord is a four-plait, adjustable brown coloured necklace.

HAPPY LIFE is a smallish sized carving, so can be worn by anyone. Ric is a craftsman and this piece is a great example of his carving talent. He has finished HAPPY LIFE with a soft polish that glows and is gorgeous to handle. Definitely a pendant to wear all the time.

Watch the brief video we have made of HAPPY LIFE slowly revolving. It will reveal all the angles and subtle variations in colour, and maybe help you imagine how this piece will make you feel when you slip it over your head.

The Hook - Matau:  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.


Shipped to you with Express Courier and will be provided with our 'Kia Ora Card' explaining the meaning behind the hook design.

Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility

Artist: Ric Moor

Material: New Zealand Jade, Pounamu

Finish: Satin Matte

Cord Colour: Brown 4-Plait Cord

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 54mm (2.1") long; 30mm (1.1") wide

$398.00 NZD
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