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Large Deer Antler Matau

  • $60

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

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

65mm Long (2.5 Inches)

This is a one of a kind custom piece so will be removed from our gallery permanently 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 to succeed in life.

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