The Breastplate is 28mm long and 52mm wide.
This Breastplate is carved from pounamu we have collected from the Kumara Area, just outside of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island. It is the Putiputi Pounamu - The 'Marsden Flower Jade' and is called this because of the unique golden, yellow, orange and creamy colours in the stone (the flower) which is found in the Marsden Area.
The back of the Roimata / Kuru / Drop is scalloped/shaped so that it is extra comforting to rub with the thumb while the pendant is being worn.
This Roimata also has the traditional ridge knot binding along the top. The ridge knot binding was one of the bindings used by the Maori to attach the Pounamu to wooden or bone handles to use as tools or weapons.
The Roimata / drop has a waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time - even in any kind of water. It is extremely strong and made to be worn all the time. The cord is adjustable by pinching the special knots between your thumb and finger and pulling.
Pendant Meaning: Worn over top of the torso, the Breastplate offers physical protection as well as giving the wearer strength and offering them symbolic protection through their life. It is like a shield.