"Rise Above" - Rueben Tipene
Discover the power of HIKITIA and experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean! Inspired by the grandeur of the shark, this 'one-of-a-kind' matau is carefully crafted with a strong and defined carved koru motif on the front face.
The material is an awesome New Zealand Tangiwai Pounamu. Lovingly detailed with a subtle koru engraving, its shape is revered by sailors throughout the South Pacific.
HIKITIA possesses a strong, sharp and gracefully symmetrical shape. Rueben has finalized the piece with a satin/matte luster producing a pleasing texture and a finish that showcases its unique marbling.
A LITTLE ABOUT THE MATAU...
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.
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.
HIKITIA is provided with a hand plaited, adjustable Passion and Juicy Red cord.
Take a look at the video and you will appreciate the artistry of this beautiful piece.
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 Tangiwai Pounamu
Cord Colour: Passion and Juicy Red Cord
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 82mm (3.2") long, 47mm (1.8") wide