Once only popular in New Zealand Maori pendants are becoming more
popular throughout the world. Their unique and beautiful shapes make for
stunning jewelry. In the movie After the Sunset actor Pierce Bronson can be
seen wearing a Maori bone necklace. Each shape has a special meaning to the
Maori and have deep spiritual significance. A Maori pendant is usually made
from jade or bone, but can also be found in silver, paua shells, and other materials. The Bone Art Place
is famous for their beautiful hand made Maori pendants made by some of the finest carvers in New Zealand.
MAORI PENDANTS - The Meanings of Their Shapes
Each Maori carving has a special meaning. For example the Hei Tiki
is considered a good luck charm. The Maori have handed these down from generation to generation. Wearing a Tiki Maori pendant is also believed to strengthen character. Another shape, the Whale Tail, represents both strength and sensitivity. The whale tail also symbolizes protection.
To learn more about the meanings a Maori pendant can have
go to Maori Carving Designs or click on Maori Carving Designs to the left