Stained and Bound Matau1.59

The Bone Art Place Ltd

or 6 payments of $17.09 with Laybuy

A small hand carved and stained bone fish hook pendant or "Hei-Matau" in Maori featuring detailed traditional engravings, traditional bindings and Paua shell inlays.

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

45mm Long (1.75 Inches)

Limited Stock Available
Once sold out this piece will be removed from our gallery permanently.

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.

Please note:
Natural stained carvings are not color fast in water so do not swim or shower wearing a stained carving.