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Pacific Pearl Hei-Matau (Hooks)

These very stylised fish hook jade carvings or pendants represent prosperity,abundance, fertility and strength. They are also seen as good luck charms, particularly for those traveling over water. Hei-Matau are symbols of power and authority which are held in great reverence by the Maori people.
Please note that due to the relatively thin nature of pearl shell in general and black pearl shell in particular, larger carvings may be quite flat on the back.

All carvings are supplied complete with a traditional style cord & bag.
Most cords are hand made from black waxed braid with a loop and toggle fitted. A woven flax presentation case and information on the meaning of the design is also included.
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All pricing is in US$.

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Hei-Matau 10.15
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Hei-Matau 10.15B
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Hei-Matau 10.15BX
50mm Long
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50mm Long
(2 inches)
 
50mm Long
(2 inches)
$60
 
$55
 
$60
 
 
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Pearl Shell Hook
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Pearl Shell Hook
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Pearl Shell Hook
Matau
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B121m
60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  70mm Long
(2.75 inches)
  60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
  60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
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Bound Bone Hooks with Black Pacific Pearl Shell Barbs
Check out more spectacular carvings in Pearl Shell in the featured artists galleries
Guest Artists Pearl Carvings

 

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Matau 10.61
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Matau 10.62
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Matau 10.63
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Matau 10.65
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Matau 10.68
50mm Long
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30mm Long
(1 1/4 inches)
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35mm Long
(1 3/8 inches)
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35mm Long
(1 3/8 inches)
 
30mm Long
(1 1/4 inches)
$45
 
$45
 
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Pearl Shell Hook
 
Pearl Shell Hook
 
Pearl Shell Hook
Matau
P154
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Matau
P118
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Matau
P119
50mm Long
(2 inches)
 
45mm Long
(1.75 inches)
 
45mm Long
(1.75 inches)
One Only Available   One Only Available   One Only Available
$65
 
$50
 
$55
 
 
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Pearl Shell Hook
 
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Pearl Shell Hook
Large Matau
P135
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Large Matau
P146
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Large Matau
P122
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Large Matau
P149
80mm Long
(3.22 inches)
 
65mm Long
(2.6 inches)
 
85mm Long
(3.3 inches)
 
60mm Long
(2.3 inches)
One Only Available   One Only Available  
One Only Available
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$75
 
$65
 
$65
 
$55
     
 
Check out more spectacular carvings in Pearl Shell in the featured artists galleries
Guest Artists Pearl Shell Carvings



Mother of Pearl Carving
Koru 10.16
55mm Long
(2 1/4 inches)
$55

 

 

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Featured Artists & Unique or Limited Edition Custom Carvings:

These are very special carvings are often spectacular unique or limited edition pieces in bone, pearl, wood or jade from guest artists and are not part of our normal range.

These often reclusive artists take their inspiration not only from Maori mythology but also from the many other cultures that now share our beautiful land. They also illustrate the deep respect these artists have for the natural and spiritual worlds.

As soon as each carving is sold it will be removed from our site permanently so check for updates often and be quick when you find one that you like, it may be your only chance!!

Each piece is crafted by hand so even if following the same design, no two pieces will ever be exactly the same. Unique pieces in bone and pearl can also be designed especially for you, telling your story through traditional styling and some may also include exotic inlays of shell or precious stones.


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Please respect the hard work and skill our artists have put into creating these designs.
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