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Hand carved by Kyohei Noguchi - a fine work of hand carved Art to Wear.

INTESTINAL FORTITUDE - dig deep and you will find the courage and endurance that will take you way beyond the point you believe is possible...

This piece is a wonderful flowing manaia, hand carved from New Zealand Marsden Jade. The stone is a colourful light and dark green, varied and luscious - it glows when lit from behind, check out the backlit photo!

This is a wonderfully crafted pendant - Kyohei's handiwork evident. INTESTINAL FORTITUDE is an authentic, grounded and traditional piece.

Kyohei has incorporated a koru spiral in the body. These features are beautifully balanced and give the pendant an interesting dual meaning:

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 Māori word for 'loop'. The spiral shaped koru design represents an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movement towards an inner coil refers to ‘going back to the beginning’.  The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life, new beginnings, hope and rebirth.

We will ship INTESTINAL FORTITUDE to you with DHL Express Courier on a four plaited, adjustable Brown coloured cord. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' card, explaining the meaning behind the Manaia and Koru design.

Delivered to you with DHL Express Courier


Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Purity ~ Peace

Artist: Kyohei Noguchi

Material: New Zealand Jade

Cord: Four Plait Brown Cord

Length: Adjustable

Size: 79mm (3.1") long; 45mm (1.7") wide

$590.00 NZD
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