Kapeu pendant made from Flower Jade and bound by a black adjustable wax cord. This piece measures 157 x 113 x 5 mm. It was carved by Nikki Shaw.
Kapeu are traditional earrings worn by both genders and indicate that an individual holds mana (prestige). Kapeu can be further decorated with feathers to enhance their appearance. These taonga were a sign of status, leadership and authority.