This Whakaruruhau Porohita Pounamu - Notched Centre Circle New Zealand Jade Shield Pendant is bound by a black adjustable wax cord.
The notches can represent whanau (family).
Whakaruruhau are breastplates or shield adornments that represent strength and leadership. They are a taonga of personal protection that share their beauty to the Te Ao Tūroa (outer world).
This piece measures at 115 x 105 x 10mm.