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KOKOPU - named after a native fish that is becoming increasingly rare in New Zealand inland streams.
This matau, with koru, is carved from a very rare Kokopu jade from the Tasman region in New Zealand. The jade was given its name because of a similarity in colouring with its namesake - a soft, speckled green.
KOKOPU - an outstanding piece of jade art carved for us by Tim Steel. The best way to appreciate this work is to watch the brief video we have taken of it slowly revolving. It is both intricate and simple in design - it has hidden folds and smooth curves. A piece to be worn or displayed - the carving and the jade are both magnificent. It is rare that we have combinations like this.
It also has a lovely symbolism combining two shapes that are important in our local culture: the hook and the koru.
The koru symbolises new life, the central spiral shape represents an unfolding silver fern frond - the beginning of its life. The circular movement towards an inner coil refers to ‘going back to the beginning’. This is a fabulous pendant if you're embarking on new challenges. A partner to keep you company.
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.
We provide this with a hand plaited Khaki and Kalahari coloured adjustable cord. Also included, our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind both the Hook and Koru design.
Delivered to you with DHL Express Courier.
Artist: Tim Steel
Material: New Zealand Kokopu Jade
Cord: Kalahari/Khaki Green cord; Length: Adjustable
Size: 96mm (3.7") long; 51mm (2") wide