This is a contemporary interpretation of an ancient shape, the Rei Puta.
A large and visually striking piece with a whole heap of detail and depth. WAIMEA is carved from a stunning piece of flower jade that has come from a smallish creek in New Zealand's Southern West Coast. We are absolutely thrilled to have a piece of this quality to offer you.
These pendants were carved as a way to pass information down through the generations. The specific design contained familial information and was a way to preserve and relate this to following generations.
It is a decorative piece which is in keeping with the early use of this shape as an ornamental pendant - commonly worn by men and women. These shapes were worn by Māori who met James Cook when he first visited New Zealand in the late 18th century.
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Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Material: New Zealand Waimea Jade (Pounamu).
Artist: Raegan Bregmen
Cord: Black; Length: Adjustable
Size: 113mm (4.4") long, 43mm (1.7") wide at top