This is a medium sized piece with a very large heart - a MIGHTY MATAU! Carved for us by Ric Moor, this is a lovely balanced piece, carved in a light, dappled moss green, piece of New Zealand jade.
MIGHTY MATAU is a bound Matau, carved with Ric's beautiful craftsmanship - he has finished it with a soft matte that really is gorgeous to handle. We finished this with a brown cord and head binding. MIGHTY MATAU is a pendant to wear all the time.
Ric has refined his own methods to finish his pieces. He prefers a soft matte finish to a higher polish because, with time and wear, the pendant adapts and changes with the owners lifestyle, and becomes in his view a 'better' piece. Certainly, Ric's finishe produces a wonderful satin matte look with a beautiful tactile feel!
Watch the brief video we have made of the MIGHTY MATAU slowly revolving. It will reveal all the angles and subtle variations in colour, and maybe help you imagine how this piece will make you feel when you slip it over your head.
The Hook - Matau: 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.
Shipped to you with Express Courier and will be provided with our 'Kia Ora Cards' explaining the meaning behind the hook design.
Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility
Artist: Ric Moor
Material: New Zealand Jade, Pounamu
Finish: Soft Matte
Cord Colour: Fine Brown 4-Plait Cord
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 70mm (2.7") long; 29mm (1.1") wide