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Bound Hammerhead Shark Matau, handcrafted bone pendant


A hand-carved hammerhead shark bone carving Matau pendant with traditional bindings.

An original and exclusive design by Don Campbell.

It includes an adjustable waxed braid cord, a traditional-style woven presentation pouch and a description of the meaning of the carving.

55mm Long (2.3 Inches)
Adjustable Cord Length up to 660mm end to end (26 inches)
Cords can be custom made to longer lengths on request at no additional cost.

Includes free shipping worldwide.   

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.
The Hammerhead shark with its strange shape and ability to disappear into the depths was seen as a protector and messenger for the ocean.
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.

This is an original design created by The Bone Art Place founding artist Don Campbell.

Carved from treated and polished domestic cow bone.
Species = Bovine

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