"Hold on to what’s important" - Rueben Tipene
This is a wonderful design - it is a really solid piece in every sense of the word. Rueben has used a substantial piece of tangiwai, and carved it with a graceful elongation that lightens the appearance of the matau. The front face is adorned with carved koru that draw the eye down and around the hook - this is a marvellous piece of carved art!
PUPURI possesses a dainty and graceful symmetrical form - power meets grace! Rueben has polished the piece to a satin/matte luster that promotes the deep grey colour and the softer grey marbling.
A LITTLE ABOUT THE MATAU...
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 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.
PUPURI is provided with a hand plaited, adjustable cosmos and blue moon grey cord.
Take a look at the video and you will appreciate the artistry of this beautiful piece.
Also included, our 'Kia ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the hook design.
DELIVERY WITH EXPRESS COURIER IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Protection
Artist: Rueben Tipene
Material: New Zealand Tangiwai Pounamu
Cord Colour: Cosmos and Blue Moon Grey Cord
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 88mm (3.4") long, 46mm (1.8") wide