Bone carved Maori Whale Tail (Mauri Paraoa) pendants on adjustable woven cotton cord necklaces. Some pendants are also available on our high quality brown leather cord and will have this option to choose when purchasing. These pendants are hand-carved, from ox bone, so each piece will have its own unique characteristics and subtle differences, although you should find that the pictured pendant is an accurate representation of the pendant you receive.
In the Maori culture of New Zealand, the whale tail represents speed, strength, and the connection between man and whales, or in a broader sense, all of wildlife and nature. It also represents protection, specifically in water, as whales, dolphins, and humans have a unique relationship in the ocean. Whale tail pendants are often worn by surfers, stand up paddlers, kayakers, and other water enthusiasts.