STRONG SHOULDERS - we carved this piece to symbolise the role that our ancestors play in who we are - our beliefs, our ethos, our history.
This is a bone figurine carved from deer antler and inspired by traditional carving found throughout Aotearoa and the South Pacific. It is a reflection of ancestry and the strength derived from where we come from and who we are.
STRONG SHOULDERS is a visually striking piece which will appeal to those of you who are fascinated by traditional art.
The Wheku is generally found at the apex of the gable on a Wharenui, the Maori meeting house, and symbolises an important ancestor after whom the house was named.
We have three STRONG SHOULDER pendants available, please use the drop-down menu to select the piece you'd like to receive - using cord colour as your guide.
Material: Deer Antler with Pāua Shell eyes inlay
Cord: Chocolate Brown, Manuka Green/Brown, Kalahari/Flax/Ice White; Length: Adjustable
Size: 70mm (2.7") long; 20mm (0.8") wide