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Hand carved here in New Zealand, the striking thing about this pendant is the lovely creamy colour of the bone and the relatively fine grain. The carving design is simple and clean with a little decorative motif etched into the front face. This piece looks equally striking worn with either face to the front.
This is a visually substantial pendant - a great gift, or something a little different for yourself. We've bound this in the verdant colour of New Zealand - our Manuka Green cord and the same colour for the binding.
The matau, or hook pendant is revered throughout the South Pacific as a symbol for life, well-being and prosperity. Its significance arises from the key role that fishing has played in sustaining island families and communities. The owner of a good hook was respected and held a place of authority in the community.
Whale bone is quite porous and will absorb body oils. It will take on a golden colour over time. Local belief would say that in this way, the pendant becomes a part of you.
Shipping is free and we will be provide one of our 'Kia Ora Cards' explaining the meaning behind the hook design.
For Sale in New Zealand Only
Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility
Artist: Alex Sands
Cord: Manuka Green with Manuka Green binding; Length: Adjustable
Size: 68mm (2.7") long; 43mm (1.7") wide