SIXTH SENSE - hand carved by master bone carver Fumio Noguchi.
Introducing SIXTH SENSE! Crafted from a piece of sperm whale rib, this is a large and visually powerful piece. Fumio has crafted a unique piece, from a gorgeous, gnarly piece of whalebone. He has very cleverly used the texture of the material to make a pendant that really is a 'tale of two sides'. One side a creamy, sold piece of bone - the other, porous, coloured and earthy.
To appreciate its beauty, take a moment to watch the accompanying video — you will be spellbound by its grain and colour.
This manaia incorporates the head of a bird, a koru and the tail of a fish - linking the sky, land and sea. These are important symbols down here in the South Pacific.
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 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.
Whale bone is quite porous and will absorb body oils. It will take on a golden colour over time. Local belief would say that the pendant becomes a part of you.
We will include our Kia Ora cards, which explain the meaning behind the Matau, Manaia designs.
Shipping with Express Courier is included in the price.
Artist: Fumio Noguchi
Material: Whale bone with Pāua Shell eye
Cord Colour: Tan/Khaki
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 82mm (3.2") long; 59mm (2.3") wide