Bone Bound Matau with Engraving - Pendant / Necklace
NZ Hand Made Jewellery

Bone Bound Matau with Engraving - Pendant / Necklace

Style Number: 1.18b


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A hand carved bone fish hook necklace or "Hei-Matau" in Maori. Featuring complex traditional bindings with a hand plaited waxed braid cord and carved bone toggle. This beautiful piece is hand made in New Zealand. The Maori people 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. The size is 50mm long (2 Inches).