Traditional Pendants and their Meanings

Hei TikiHei Tiki

An ancestral piece, worn in remembrance of past ancestors.  It is thought to hold the power (mana) of previous owners and aid the person who wears it.

Toki/adzeToki / Adze

Represents the tools the Maori traditionally used. It gives the wearer strength and courage.

Hei matauHei Matau / Fish Hook

Represents strength and determination. It brings peace, prosperity, good health and provides safe travel, especially over water.

MereMere / Patu / War Club

Represents the weapon the Maori used. It gives the wearer strength and courage. It signifies high status and authority.

ManaiaManaia

Mean’s ‘containing Mana’ (prestige and power). It has the head of a bird, the body of a human and the tail of a fish, representing the sky, earth and sea. It is your guardian angel. It is a spiritual piece that protects the wearer from evil and bad things.

PikoruaPikorua / Twist

Represents the paths of life and love. Also the joining of lives in love or friendship for eternity. Though sometimes you will be apart you will always come back together again.

KoruKoru

Symbolises the new fern shoot. It represents growth, harmony and new beginnings. It is also used to represent yourself or your family. Your journey through life, important events and trips.

PorohitaPorohita / The Disc

Represents the circle of life which has no beginning or end. It means you have a choice to do and achieve whatever you want to in life.

RoimataRoimata / Kuru / The Drop

Encourages knowledge, confidence and independence. It gives positive energy, helps healing and is often called the comfort stone.


Ordering Online

If you would like to order any of our pendants please email us: garth.jo@slingshot.co.nz.

Let us know what shape/s, meaning/s you are interested in. Let us know what size pendant would be suitable, the colouring of pounamu that you like (if you have a preference) and a price range.

We will take photos of the pieces Garth has created and email them to you.

If you see something you like we have a variety of ways to make payment and then we courier the piece to you.  Easy!