Large Bound Engraved Matau

The Bone Art Place Ltd

or 6 payments of $16.20 with Laybuy

A large hand carved bone fish hook pendant or "Hei-Matau" in Maori.

Featuring complex traditional bindings and engravings with a hand platted waxed braid cord and carved bone toggle.
It also includes a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

60mm Long (2.75 Inches)

Very Limited Stock Available

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.