The Breastplate is 30mm long and 69mm at wide.
This Breastplate is carved from pounamu we have collected from the Marsden Valley in the Paroa area just outside of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island. It is the 'Marsden Flower Jade' and is called this because of the unique golden colors in the stone (the flower) which is found in the Marsden Area.
The back of the Breastplate is carved the same so it ca be worn either way.
This Breastplate also has some of 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 Breastplate has a waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time - even in any kind of water. It is four strands or cord that have been hand platted into a special, round 4-plait. 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: The Breastplate gives the wearer strength and protects them on their journey through life.