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Bound Engraved Matau, handcrafted bone pendant


A hand carved bone fish hook necklace or "Hei-Matau" in Māori.

Featuring complex traditional bindings with a hand plaited waxed braid adjustable cord. 
It also includes a traditional style woven presentation case and a description of the meaning of the carving.

50mm Long (2 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 Māori people were great mariners and fishermen, so the Matau is therefore one of the most powerful symbols used in Māori 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 treated and polished domestic cow bone.
Species = Bovine

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