The pendant is 80mm in length and 28mm at its widest.
The Pounamu for this Hei Matau was collected from the Marsden Valley in the Paroa area, just outside of Greymouth, on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand. It is the Putiputi Pounamu - 'Marsden Flower Jade' and is called this because of the intense greens and unique golden, yellow, orange and creamy colouring in the stone (the flower) which is found in the Marsden Area.
The Hei Matau has a waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time. It is extremely strong and is made to be worn all the time - even in the water. The cord is adjustable by pinching the special knots between your thumb and finger and pulling. It is four strands of cord that have been hand platted into a special, round, 4-plait.
Pendant Meaning: The Hei Matau / hook gives the wearer strength and determination.
It brings peace, prosperity and good health.
It also provide the wearer with a safe journey through life - both a safe physical journey, especially over water and also helps them get through any hardships and tough times they may face.