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A large Manaia pendant carved by master jade carver - Ross Crump with his trademark attention to detail. The stone for this piece comes from the Marsden region on our West Coast, which is renowned for this rare flower jade. Ross has an unique ability to bring out the very best in the piece of jade he's working with - this is very evident with this piece.
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 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.
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.
We will provide this beautiful pendant with a hand-plaited, olive green cord which is length adjustable. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards explaining the meaning behind the Manaia, hook and koru designs.
One Only - Delivered with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Purity ~ Peace
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade
Cord: colour - Olive Green; length - Adjustable
Size: 90mm (3.5") long; 50mm (1.9") wide