NZ Greenstone Whale Tail Hook Pendant - 42mm
NZ Greenstone Whale Tail Hook Pendant.
This Greenstone Whale Tail Hook Necklace is a beautiful piece of carving.
The greenstone pendant is carved in a whale tail shape.
The whale was a significant spiritual icon for Maori.
Whales were of huge importance to the Maori as a food and utensil source.
The whale is a symbol of great size and intelligence, and carvings of whales appear on some Maori meeting houses or food storehouses.
Whales and dolphins were believed to help some Maori navigate their way across the South Pacific during the Great Migration.
Thus Whales and Dolphins are symbols of protection, and today this includes protection for travellers on all modes of transport.
Hook (Hei Matau): Determination, strength, peace, prosperity and safe journey especially over water.
So together you have a protective symbol and one of peace.
Size Approx 42 H x 22mm W.
We photograph each piece but a slight colour varition may occur.