A beautifully bound and hand carved hook pendant made from whalebone. This is a wonderful piece, softly rounded and with a marvellous feel.
The bone has quite a tight grain, the front is etched with a traditional decorative design and the back side has been left plain. We have bound this with a flaxen coloured cord and a bright Pohutukawa red lashing on the top - a striking combination.
Watch te short video we have made of PAIKEA rotating to appreciate the shape and colour of this pendant.
The wearer of a matau is seen as a provider and protector. Someone strong willed and determined to succeed in life - what a lovely sentiment to gift to someone important to you.
Whale bone is porous and will absorb body oils. It will take on a golden colour over time.
We provide this pendant with a plaited cord which is adjustable in the length. Also included, one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the hook design.
For Sale in New Zealand Only
Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility ~ Love
Cord: Kalahari Cord with Pohutukawa Binding; Length: Adjustable
Size: 63mm (2.4") long; 42mm (1.6") wide