Tamanuiteraa (sun) bone carving necklace
Large bone carving Pendant, depicting half the face of the sun or Tamanuiteraa.
In Maori mythology the warrior Maui with the help of his brothers, harnessed the sun to slow it down so that the days would be longer and they would all have more time to find food.
Symbolic: of strength, associated with Mana (respect) and reverence, it can also mean wisdom, courage and bravery.
New Zealand Paua shell
Black colour wax cord: hand plaited lashing with extendable length
Measurements: 140 mm or 14 cm length by 35 mm or 3.5 cm width.
Pendant box: black leather bound box black inner pad.
Cord: Plaited smokey brown wax cord.