Hand carved by Ross Crump - MOVING FORWARD is made from beautiful, bright green New Zealand Jade. This is a very cool piece, slender, detailed and finished with a soft polish.
The body of this manaia culminates in a fish tail - a gentle organic detail, the curves mirror the koru carved into the mania's base. These details establish a connection between the ocean and the land - perfect for a piece that comes from an island nation.
MOVING FORWARD - this piece is a knockout at first glance and it just gets better when you study the stone and the carving a little more closely.
MOVING FORWARD looks fantastic from both sides - take a moment to watch the short video we have made which shows the pendant slowly rotating. This will give you a very clear picture of the shape nuances and the colour of the stone - it's well worth the few moments it will take you to watch it.
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 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.
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.
This pendant will be delivered to you with DHL Express Courier on a four plaited adjustable cord. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Manaia, Hook and Koru design.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Jade
Cord: Four Plait Black Cord with Manuka Green Popper
Size: 65mm (2.5") long; 23mm (0.9") wide