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Wahine - Large Flower Jade Matau with Sterling Silver Inlay

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  • $295


A large hand crafted Matau pendant carved in flower Jade with the face of a woman or Wahine inlaid in silver.  

It includes an adjustable waxed braid cord, traditional style woven kete and a description of the meaning of the carving.     

Size:     
72mm Long (2.8 Inches) 
Includes Free Express Courier Delivery Worldwide.      

This is a unique one off custom piece so it will be removed from our gallery permanently when sold.     

Wahine is the Maori word for a woman.
Wahine were revered as the the "House of humanity" bringing the gift of life as well as being teachers and vessels of tribal knowledge. 
In Maori society women often hold positions of power as leaders (including the Maori queen) and even as warriors.

The Maori people were great mariners and fishermen so the Matau is therefore one of the most powerful symbols used in Maori culture as it represents prosperity, abundance and fertility.     
It also is said to provide good luck and safety when traveling over water.     
The wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life. 

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