NEW ZEALAND MAORI NECKLACE Traditional and Contemporary Designs "WORN BY WARRIORS"
Introducing the Taniwha* Pendant, a powerful and beautifully crafted piece of Maori-inspired jewelry. Hand carved from cattle bone, this pendant measures 50mm in height and 45mm in width. Shaped like a Maori (koru**), a traditional Maori design that represents the unfurling fern frond, this pendant is a symbol of nature and strength. It also features paua shell inlays in the shape of the Southern Cross stars, and the point is shaped as the head of a kiwi bird.
* In Maori mythology, a taniwha is a powerful, mythical creature that can take on many forms, such as a dragon, sea serpent, or giant lizard. Taniwha are often associated with specific geographic areas or landmarks and are believed to be the guardians and protectors of those places. They are also believed to be powerful spirits that can bring good fortune to those who show them respect. The Maori people often tell stories about taniwha as a way to explain natural phenomena and to pass down their cultural traditions and beliefs. In contemporary times, taniwha are often depicted in Maori art and are seen as symbols of strength, protection, and cultural identity.
** A koru is a traditional Maori design that represents the unfurling fern frond. It is a powerful and symbolic shape that is often used in Maori art and jewelry. The koru is seen as a representation of new beginnings, growth, and the potential for change. It is also associated with the natural world and is seen as a symbol of strength and resilience. In Maori culture, the koru is often used to represent the close connection between people and nature, and is a powerful and meaningful symbol that is revered by many Maori people.
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