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Huge Ancient Style Jade Porotaka Matau

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A huge hand crafted ancient style Porotaka Matau pendant carved in New Zealand jade or Pounamu by Yuki Tanaka.  

This style is believed to be a very ancient form of Matau or hook though knowledge of how it was used has been lost.

When jade is subject to intense heat such as near a fire or volcano, the colour sometimes changes to the beautiful earth tones seen in this amazing piece. 

Complete with an adjustable plaited waxed braid, it also includes a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.  

Size:   
93mm Long (3.6 Inches)   
Includes Free Shipping Worldwide.  

This is a one of a kind piece so it will be permanently removed from our gallery when sold.  

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

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