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Bone Pendant, Large Matau-Hook


A large hand carved bone fish-hook pendant or "Hei-Matau" in Maori.

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

50mm Long (1.96 Inches)

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 treated and polished domestic cow bone.
Species = Bovine

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