Extra Large Inanga/Kawakawa Pounamu Breastplate Pendant
This piece is a definite show-stopping Pounamu pendant! Carved by hand of fine Inanga/kawakawa New Zealand pounamu. This piece has been carefully crafted by hand in our Oro Negro studio and completed with a strong 4-cord adjustable plait.
40 mm (long) x 140 mm (wide) x 7 mm (thick)
This breastplate design takes influence from both indigenous Latin American ornaments of tribes such as the Muisca (Colombia) and the Rei Puta, Rei Niho designs in traditional Maori Whakairo (carving). Some people view the breastplate as a symbol for wisdom and tranquility and is said to bring good fortune to the wearer.