THOR - the thunder strikes and awakens the sleeping giant. THOR, a piece that commands respect - for the symbolism, the design and the carving mastery. Hand carved for us by Ross Crump - a master jade carver and artist.
This piece is a wonderful large flowing manaia hand carved from New Zealand jade. The stone is a deep green, crisp and lustrous, which glows along the outer edges when lit from behind. The finish is a polished sheen - it has a silky feel in the hand and looks absolutely wonderful.
This is a beautifully crafted pendant. We are thrilled with it! THOR is an eye grabbing piece that is made to be worn and really packs a visual punch. It has crisp, distinct lines - a piece to wear every day!
Ross has incorporated a koru spiral in the tail which gives it an interesting symbology:
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 Koru: the Māori word for 'loop'. The spiral shaped koru design represents an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movement towards an inner coil refers to ‘going back to the beginning’. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life, new beginnings, hope and rebirth.
We will ship THUNDER to you with DHL Express Courier on a four plaited, adjustable black cord with olive popper. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' card, explaining the meaning behind the Manaia and Koru design.
Delivered to you with DHL Express Courier
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Purity ~ Peace
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Jade
Cord: Four Plait Black Cord with Olive Popper
Size: 85mm (3.3") long; 43mm (1.7") wide