E iti noa ana NĀ TE AROHA - a small thing given with love
Hand carved by Ross Crump - a Manaia Koru.
This manaia has been carved from a gorgeous piece of New Zealand Marsden jade. A lovely stone prized by carvers as a stone that is true to carve. This piece is a mid green with some soft paler greens and a little splash of colour in the leading edge on the back.
This manaia has been carved from a gorgeous piece of New Zealand Marsden jade.The body of the manaia is decorated with a tightly carved little koru - softening the detail of the carved head.
This piece looks fantastic from both sides - and with our adjustable cord you can position this piece where it suits you best. The cord is a waxed, braided polyester cord which we find is very robust - so wear this piece daily.
To get the best view of NĀ TE AROHA take a moment to watch the short video. This shows the pendant slowly revolving and gives an accurate view of the form of the piece, but also the colour of the stone.
A little about the main design features:
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 Koru: The unfurling frond shape is symbolic of new life, new beginnings and the hope that is associated with a step into something new and unknown. It is a reflection of the spirit of rejuvenation and the personal growth that comes with undertaking new challenges.
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.
We will provide this pendant with a hand-plaited cord which is length adjustable.
We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Manaia, hook and Koru design.
ONE ONLY - Delivered with DHL Express Courier
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Communicate
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Jade
Cord: Khaki Cord with Wapiti Popper
Size: 72mm (2.8") long; 47mm (1.8") wide