MATAU WITH A TWIST

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MATAU WITH A TWIST

We love the fanciful flair of this striking large Matau. Kerry has hand crafted MATAU WITH A TWIST from top grade Wyoming Black Jade and has finished it in a glossy polish. 

MATAU WITH A TWIST is a great example of carving mastery. There is no straight line to be found in this piece. It is a complex mix of subtle curves and changing planes that catch and reflect the light.  A standout piece - the finish is flawless.

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.

MATAU WITH A TWIST is provided with a fixed length cord and Jade 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.

DELIVERY WITH EXPRESS COURIER IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.

Meaning:  Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility

Artist: Kerry Thompson

Material: Wyoming Black Jade

Finish: Polished

Cord Colour: Black with Jade toggle

Cord Length: Fixed: 56cm diameter

Size: 72mm (2.8") long, 32mm (1.2") wide

$933.00 NZD
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