Bound Marsden Flower Matau, New Zealand Greenstone
This lovely little matau has been carved from a pale piece of Marsden flower greenstone with golden yellow at the end. The design is simple and clean with traditional binding at the top. The matau is a strong symbol, representing good luck and safe travel across water.
Marsden Flower Greenstone comes from the Marsden area of the West Coast of New Zealand. The gold-coloured variegation in the piece is called "flower" and makes this type of greenstone particularly valued and distinctive.
Hand carved on the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand, by Jeremy.
Size: 73 mm x 35 mm
This piece comes with an adjustable braided black waxed thread neckring