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Wood and Bone Matau


lA hand made traditional style fish hook necklace or "Hei-Matau" in Maori, with a bone barb bound onto the wooden shank.   

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

60mm Long (2.4 Inches)   
Includes Free Shipping Worldwide.  

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.

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

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