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Hand carved matau pendant crafted from distinctive New Zealand Marsden jade.
A visually strong pendant, beautifully carved with a traditional binding this piece looks like it means business. Take a moment to view the video to appreciate the material used and the beautifully clean lines of this piece. This will make a fabulous pendant for someone who loves the ocean.
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.
Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility
Material: New Zealand Marsden jade
Size: 63mm (2.5") long; 27mm (1.1") wide