VALIANT is a smallish hook pendant, carved for us by Ric Moor. It is a lovely matau carved from a beautiful piece of Marsden Jade. He has finished it with a soft polish that glows and is gorgeous to handle. Valiant has a very interesting, a very cool design!
Ric has strong views on how he likes to finish his carvings. He is a strong proponent of tumbling his pieces which produces this wonderfully soft matte finish. He tells us that he believes that jade should improve its looks with wear and his work, when worn, absorbs the wearers body oils and takes on a soft, satiny glow. Māori custom would say that the wearers spirit is absorbed in the stone and that this transforms a carving into a Taonga - a Treasure. Certainly we believe that this piece, and the rest of Ric's work deserves this standing.
Definitely watch the brief video we have made of it slowly revolving. It will reveal all the angles and subtle variations in colour, and maybe help you imagine how this piece will make you feel when you slip it over your head.
The Hook - Matau: 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.
Shipped to you with DHL Express Courier and will be provided with our 'Kia Ora Cards' explaining the meaning behind the hook design.
Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility
Artist: Ric Moor
Material: New Zealand Jade
Cord: Brown 4-Plait cord; Length: Adjustable
Size: 42mm (1.6") long; 34mm (1.3") wide