This pendant 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 in New Zealand.
The back of the pendant is scalloped/shaped so that it is extra comforting to rub with the thumb while the pendant is being worn.
This pendant 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 pendant 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.
The pendant is 59mm long and 42mm at high.
Pendant Meaning: The Breastplate gives the wearer strength and protects them on their journey through life.