Large Wood and Bone Matau

Product no.: NZM0004

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A large hand made traditional Pacific style fish hook pendant or "Hei-Matau" in Maori, with a bone barb bound onto the native wooden shank.

It includes an adjustable thick plaited waxed braid cord, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

60mm Long (2.4 Inches)     

The Maori and Pacific peoples were great mariners and fishermen so the Matau is therefore one of the most powerful symbols used in Maori culture as it represents prosperity, abundance and fertility.
It also is said to provide good luck and safety when traveling over water. The wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life.