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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

$1,488.00 NZD
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