MOKO Maori Koru Tribal Tattoo Beach Necklace meaning Watched Over and Guided Through Life. This silver New Zealand Maori koru pendant hangs from a hand-braided waxed cotton cord using ancient Polynesian knot tying techniques. This beach necklace bears the single koru with additional unique detail.
Tribal Maori Warriors of the South Pacific wore the koru on face and body tattoos as a symbol of strength, resiliency and the ability to overcome adversity. The spiral koru is inspired by the silver fern which is a hardy plant common in New Zealand. Traditional Maori tribes used the image in carvings, designs, and tattoos. It is now an iconic image for the islanders and has been adopted by Olympic athletes, the military and the countrys national sport of rugby.
The Moko Maori Tattoo necklace is part of theTribal Hollywood Surf and Beach Jewelry Collection. The Necklace closes with a toggle clasp. The pendant is made of genuine silver and pewter and has an invisible hypoallergenic protective coating. The Moko Necklace has a waxed cotton braided cord with a fixed length of 20 inches (50cm). The pendant measures 1 1/4 by 7/8 inches. The price listed includes both the pendant as well as the braided cord.