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Hand carved here in New Zealand, the striking thing about this pendant is the dark, granular nature of the whalebone.

This is a lightweight pendant, but visually substantial - a great gift, or something a little different for yourself.

This carving is bound with a khaki coloured plaited cord - an impressive, authentic carving which will develop further character through wearing.

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

Material: Whalebone

Cord: Natural Tan; Length: Adjustable

Size: 44mm (1.7") long; 29mm (1.1") wide

$173.00 NZD
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