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Large Bound Fish Matau

  • $65

A hand carved bone fish hook pendant or "Hei-Matau" in Maori featuring complex traditional binding and fish carving with stained color accents.

It includes a plaited waxed braid cord with carved bone toggle, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

50mm Long (2 Inches)

Cord Length approx 530mm end to end (21 inches)
Cords can be custom made to any length you need on request at no additional cost.

Includes free international post shipping worldwide.

Note:  Stained carvings should not be worn in the shower or while swimming as this will fade the stain over time.   

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.

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