Page 1 of 7 123456 ... LastLast

Mandalore's Pendant Interest

  1. #1
    The Clone Emperor's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2003
    From
    Chicagoland (That is to say that Chicago is where my ship landed)
    Posts
    369

    Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Good evening,

    Several months ago, at one of our prop workshops Arturo, aka SEEKER, suggested that my companion, Alexandra, may want to make a pendant based on the "Mandalorian Symbol."


    After five separate attempts, Alex came to a final shape for the front of the pendant, but was stuck how the back would be treated. She wanted something special that would have meaning to the wearer. After seeing her initial designs, I suggested looking into Maori tribal tattoos. (This was to be in recognition of the New Zealand borne Temuera Morrison who played Jango Fett in SW Episode II.)


    An example of Ta Moko, a Maori tribal tattoo.


    A close-up of the back design on the pendant.
    Ta Moko tells the history of a person's achievemens and status in a tribe.
    The Koru (spiral) and the Haehae (lines) are the most prominent features in a Moko. The Koru represents birth, regrowth, regeneration and can represent actual ancestors. The Haehae lines refer to battles attended, chiefs slain or wounds received.

    (The forehead of the skull spells the Mandalorian word for glory; Kote!)
    Now that the master has been cast in bronze, and we have an idea of the work involved in finishing a piece, Alex has asked me to post a thread to gauge interest.

    (Click to enlarge)

    Comments and suggestions are welcomed.
    Please PM me if you are interested in this project.

    And as a last point of interest, I'd like to invite you to visit Alexandra's gallery;


    Be well,
    Thomas
    Last edited by The Clone Emperor; Feb 27, 2008 at 11:16 PM. Reason: to fix link to full sized image

  2. #2
    tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    From
    Dark Side of the Moon
    Posts
    2,897

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Wow, very cool! PM on its way!

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Feb 2007
    From
    Fairfax Station, VA
    Posts
    354

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    I like both versions, which one do you like better?

  4. #4
    Sixxgunn13's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Canada, on the planet of Hoth.
    Posts
    1,585

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Two sides to it dude!

    so you can have 2 for the price of 1.

  5. #5
    I helped at SDCC '08 TK-Devo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2005
    From
    Phoenix Arizona
    Posts
    500

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Interested pending price

  6. #6
    SarlaccBits's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    From
    California
    Posts
    1,409

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Yeah, I would also like to know a price... It's an awesome pendant.
    =)
    Last edited by SarlaccBits; Feb 25, 2008 at 1:41 PM.

  7. #7
    Ripcode's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    From
    Muskegon, Michigan
    Posts
    2,268

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Wow!

    I would love one!

  8. #8
    SEEKER's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2002
    From
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    4,363

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Fantastic work guys!!!

    The pendant is like a coin. there's a front and back to it. one with the mori desgin and one withouot.

    Alex! Awesome!

    Can't wait to see it Saturday.


  9. #9
    Drake's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2008
    From
    Sweden
    Posts
    112

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Those are beautiful! Would like to know price so consider me interested!. -_-
    Last edited by Drake; Feb 25, 2008 at 1:44 PM.

  10. #10
    Alcfalath's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2007
    From
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    548

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Kia Ora,

    I am part Maori, on my fathers side, and I can say with pride that the 'Moko' design on there is quite unique and accurate for its meaning for the Fett's. You included the Koru and Haehae very attentively and quite accurately describe them in that design. However, although you havent as yet and hoping you wont, i would refer to the designs not as Ta Moko, but as Kirituhi, or 'skin art' by western translation.

    Ta Moko represents Whakapapa (genealogy) and is highly family based, personalised and Highly protected within Maori Culture, whereas Kirituhi is just art in the form of Ta Moko, which is becoming ever increasingly popular among many 'Pakeha' (Non Indigeous New Zealanders) and many peoples of western civilisation. I sincerely hope that you do refer to it as on Kirituhi in respect of the culture. I am positive Temura would agree on this statement

    That being said however, many congratulations on a very well done design, and I too would be interested to purchase one as a display piece, dependant on price of course

  11. #11
    knuffe's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2008
    From
    Norway
    Posts
    61

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Oh, thats so crafty! we love it.

  12. #12
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Wow! Very cool. Definitely interested.

  13. #13
    The Clone Emperor's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2003
    From
    Chicagoland (That is to say that Chicago is where my ship landed)
    Posts
    369

    syntax

    Good afternoon,

    For clarity's sake, this is one pendant with two sides. Unlike a t-shirt, though, this pendant can correctly be worn with either side facing out.

    The pendant is 2.5 inches tall, and will come with a black cord. The pendant will be cast in bronze, but silver is a possibility. The bronze pendants are treated with a patina to highlight the details.

    I will PM price and payment information to those have expressed interest, pending a clarification of board policy. (I have never sold or facilitated a sale through the board and I want to be sure to do so according to policy.)


    Greetings Alcfalath,

    I have heard the phrase "Ka Ora" in the popularized Ka Mate Haka. To the best of my understanding Ka Ora means "I live." ¿Does "Kia Ora" have a similar meaning?

    Thank you for your insight into the cultural implications of this project. Alexandra and I are both very concerned about presenting the Maori inspiration for this design in a respectful light.

    This is the reason we mention Ta Moko, and its elements Koru, Haehae. ¿Would it be clearer to say that this design is inspired by Kirituhi skin art, which is in turn inspired by Ta Moko, the deeply symbolic traditional tattoos of the Maori people?

    Thank you,
    Thomas

  14. #14
    bobamatt's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2006
    From
    Northern Darkness Garrison
    Posts
    522

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    Wow! That looks fantastic!

    Very nice work!

  15. #15
    SEEKER's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2002
    From
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    4,363

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    count me interested!

  16. #16
    Murphoid's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2007
    From
    North Carolina
    Posts
    341

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    That is beautiful! I'd be interested, pending price. Care to shoot me a PM? Thanks!

  17. #17
    formerly shunned MORGUE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2002
    From
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Posts
    570

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    pm sent! I'm interested in a couple pending more details!
    Beutiful work and awesome piece!

    sincerely, jon

  18. #18
    Alcfalath's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2007
    From
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    548

    Re: syntax

    Lol Thomas

    Kia Ora means either Hello or Goodbye, it is a general greeting as such

    That explaination sounds good, however you can cut out one part and call it Kirituhi, inspired by Maori Ta Moko to make it easier Die Hard Maori Purists will still hate it, but unfortunately thats how it goes im afraid. :S

    At least this way it becomes very much like Moko, without being an insult to it You have done brilliantly with the design and its design depicts the life of either Fett or a Mando Bounty Hunter quite well

    Btw if you can PM me on prices that would be great I would be interested in a silver one if you made it, or moreso even in bone if possible If you made it in Bone im sure you would attract much interest

    Hope i have been help in this one

    Matt

    The Clone Emperor said: View Post
    Good afternoon,

    For clarity's sake, this is one pendant with two sides. Unlike a t-shirt, though, this pendant can correctly be worn with either side facing out.

    The pendant is 2.5 inches tall, and will come with a black cord. The pendant will be cast in bronze, but silver is a possibility. The bronze pendants are treated with a patina to highlight the details.

    I will PM price and payment information to those have expressed interest, pending a clarification of board policy. (I have never sold or facilitated a sale through the board and I want to be sure to do so according to policy.)


    Greetings Alcfalath,

    I have heard the phrase "Ka Ora" in the popularized Ka Mate Haka. To the best of my understanding Ka Ora means "I live." ¿Does "Kia Ora" have a similar meaning?

    Thank you for your insight into the cultural implications of this project. Alexandra and I are both very concerned about presenting the Maori inspiration for this design in a respectful light.

    This is the reason we mention Ta Moko, and its elements Koru, Haehae. ¿Would it be clearer to say that this design is inspired by Kirituhi skin art, which is in turn inspired by Ta Moko, the deeply symbolic traditional tattoos of the Maori people?

    Thank you,
    Thomas

  19. #19
    Drake's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2008
    From
    Sweden
    Posts
    112

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    How large is it? (preferably transformed into the metric system by some nice lad )

  20. #20
    Mojo-Fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2007
    From
    UK
    Posts
    4,783

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    2.5" = 76mm to us...

  21. #21
    The Clone Emperor's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2003
    From
    Chicagoland (That is to say that Chicago is where my ship landed)
    Posts
    369

    conversion

    Off hand it is 2.54 cm to the inch.

    So 2.5" would be 6.35 cm.

    The piece is in bronze, but may be cast in silver.

    I have begun sending PM's with further information to all those who have expressed interest.

    Be well,
    Thomas

  22. #22
    the_ hunter_of_bounties's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2007
    From
    Ft.Myers FL
    Posts
    150

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    AWSOME.... I would be interested as well please pm me with the the info also,thanks

  23. #23

    Member Since
    Feb 2007
    From
    Fairfax Station, VA
    Posts
    354

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    I'm interested too

  24. #24
    I helped at SDCC '08 The Clayster's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2006
    From
    Laughlin, NV
    Posts
    1,586

    Re: Mandalore's Pendant Interest

    That's pretty cool, really.

  25. #25
    Mojo-Fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2007
    From
    UK
    Posts
    4,783

    Re: conversion

    The Clone Emperor said: View Post
    Off hand it is 2.54 cm to the inch.

    So 2.5" would be 6.35 cm.
    Oops! my bad.. next time I'll use a calc?
    Last edited by Mojo-Fett; Feb 26, 2008 at 11:09 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Mandalore the Tyrannical
    By PacxIblix in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Sep 28, 2010, 3:12 AM
  2. Showoff: Mandalorian Mercs Pendant--the wait is over!
    By The Clone Emperor in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jul 22, 2010, 7:54 PM
  3. Showoff: Mandalore Tattoo
    By reservoirr in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Mar 31, 2009, 12:50 AM
  4. Mandalore Jet Pack
    By Migrate from As You Wish in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Nov 17, 2006, 8:34 PM
  5. Mandalore Vest
    By Golgotha in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Apr 14, 2004, 7:56 AM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •