Chinese Jade Barbed Fish Hook Necklace | Mountain Jad New Zealand

Chinese Jade

Barbed Fish Hook Necklace

SKU:
NN018-50
$428.00 NZD

A barbed hei matau, this necklace has the modern addition of the two striking points at the base of the design. The jade is bright green with black specks, often known as kiwifruit jade. 

Stone: Sourced from China
Size: 52mm (l) x 28mm (w)

A barbed hei matau, this necklace has the modern addition of the two striking points at the base of the design. The jade is bright green with black specks, often known as kiwifruit jade. 

Features

Carved from Chinese Green Jade

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Designed in the mind of Niki Nepia

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Story

Maori flourished in early New Zealand with bounty from the sea. They used the fish hook to catch seafood, but over time it slowly became regarded as more than just a tool. The integral role it played in their survival was seen as a blessing, and it became a talisman worn around the neck on a cord symbolising their relationship with the sea god Tangaroa. Today, wearing a fish hook shows a deep respect for the ocean and is said to provide safe travel over Tangaroas domain, the sea.