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JADE MATAU - a beautiful teal green, New Zealand Jade Matau pendant, hand carved by Kerry Thompson. A sleek piece, beautifully crafted, this is an exceptional carving - a piece to wear and hold.

JADE MATAU has a wonderful slender and beautifully balanced shape. It is carved from New Zealand flower jade with it's characteristic coloured green, orange hues. Kerry has finished it with a satin/matte polish which gives the stone a wonderful feel and leaves its variations beautifully evident.

If you would like to own a superb carving from a very talented artist and carver - take a close look at this piece, it is truly beautiful.

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.

A little about this design...

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.

MATAU is provided with a fixed length tan cord and bone toggle. If you would like an adjustable cord, or a different coloured cord with the loop and toggle - please let us know in the comments section at checkout.

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.


Meaning:  Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Protection

Artist: Kerry Thompson

Material: New Zealand Jade, Pounamu

Cord Colour: Tan with Bone toggle

Cord Length: Fixed: 56cm diameter

Size: 73mm (2.8") long, 41mm (1.6") wide

$888.00 NZD
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