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jade hookSAVE 20% WITH SAVE20 COUPON for this and anything else in the shop. This is a lovely hand-carved pendant of natural Nephrite Jade from New Zealand. The hei matu, or fish hook, has endured since pre-colonial times (prior to the 18th century) and symbolizes abundance, and a respect for sea. The design represents the special relationship Maori people have with fishing (historically they lived from fisheries and depended on the sea for food gathering) and Tangaroa, god of the sea. Designs range from the ultra-realistic through to more conceptual styles, and wearing one is said to bring good fortune when traveling across oceans.

This beautiful piece measures approx. 45 mm long (approx.. 1 3/4") x approx. 23 mm. (just shy of 1") at its widest point. Thickness is approx. 3 mm. Hole at top for hanging is approx. 3 mm. wide.

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ornamentsFrom us to you, Friends, Artisans, and Artisan-Friends: Have a wonderful holiday, filled with rest and good cheer. Whether you're at home, away, alone, or with family or friends, we hope it's a beautiful time of year for you, and that next year will bring all your heart desires.

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+1 # Vintique Jools 2013-12-23 18:16
Wishing you both a joyous Christmas and an awesome New Year.....

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0 # SO McLaughlin 2013-12-24 14:31
Ellen, thank you so much and I hope you do too! I'm also wondering if you got the little package I sent you -- I hope so -- and if not, it should be (better be) on its way! I'll be thinking of you -- and wishing you smiles this holiday.
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