Maori Style Deer Antler Koropepe Pendant with Deer Antler Display Stand

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A absolutely stunning large traditional Māori style Koropepe pendant, hand carved in New Zealand by local artist Don Campbell.

It features a display stand made from the original deer antler crown from which this Koropepe was carved.
It also includes an adjustable braid cord and is supplied in a traditional woven presentation bag.

It is carved from natural (unbleached) deer antler so retains all the unique colours and textures of this amazing material.

This is a fully rounded thick 3D sculptural form, rather than the common flat form of modern carvings so is a true piece of wearable art.

The Koropepe Pendant is 65mm long and 12mm thick
The antler crown display base is 115mm long

The Koropepe is one of the more ancient Māori designs.

It is though to be an interpretation of an eel type fish or sea creature in motion which represents a good sense of direction and helps guide navigation through life.
Other traditional elements that appear within the design are the Koru and the head styling which strongly resembles that of the Manaia.
The spiral form is the Koru, which represents a fern frond as it opens bringing purity and new life. It is also said to represent peace, tranquility, and spirituality along with a strong focus on regrowth or new beginnings and new life.
The Manaia form is another of the more ancient styles, representing a mythical beings often depicted with a bird's head and a human form. It is thought to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits. The Manaia is regarded as a kind deity, protecting and facilitating communicate with ancestors on the other side.
It is a holder of great spiritual energy and is seen as a guardian against evil.

This is a one of a kind piece by virtue of the amazing colours and textures in the deer antler so it will be removed from the gallery permanently when sold.

The large male deer or "stags" naturally drop their antlers at the end of the mating season every year and grow a new set the following year.
The material used for this carving is from these fallen antlers which means no animal has been harmed to obtain the materials for this carving.

This piece will be shipped by courier so all shipping rates listed are for the tracked courier option.

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Shipping details

  • Ships from Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Free Courier within NZ
  • $36.00 Australia
    (Free with another item)
  • $75.00 United States
    (Free with another item)
  • Pick up by arrangement.
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