ROAD TO SUCCESS - A pendant representing an Abundance of Guidance and Protection - a piece to accompany you on your ROAD TO SUCCESS.
ROAD TO SUCCESS is a wonderful large flowing manaia with hook, hand carved from pale green New Zealand Jade. The stone is a matte green - lovely variability within the Jade and it's a luscious colour - it glows when lit from behind. The eye are made from beautiful New Zealand Pāua Shell.
This is a wonderfully crafted pendant. ROAD TO SUCCESS is an authentic, grounded piece of art which has been carved to wear. Over time the jade's patina will change with wear and we think, will become more beautiful.
We have plaited a cord in three colours to pick up the variation in colour in this remarkable piece of jade - Manuka Green, Paradise Blue and Flax. The cord is length adjustable.
A little about the manaia design....
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.
As an adornment, matau are said to bring prosperity, abundance, good health and power. They are believed to lend authority to the wearer. Matau are worn as a talisman to provide protection and safety when travelling over water.
The fish hook played an important role in the lives of early Polynesian cultures as it provided the means to catch fish - a staple and important part of their diet. A good fish hook was something of real value. These values are still considered inherent in these carved representations.
This piece is extra large and extra-ordinary!
We will ship ROAD TO SUCCESS to you with DHL Express Courier on a four plaited, adjustable Tan cord. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' cards, explaining the meaning behind the Manaia and Hook design.
Delivered to you with DHL Express Courier
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Purity
Artist: Alex Sands Studio
Material: New Zealand Jade with Pāua Shell eye
Cord: Tri Colour - Manuka Green, Paradise Blue and Flax
Size: 139mm (5.4") long; 55mm (2.1") wide