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Large Jade Matau

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  • $495


A large hand crafted traditional Matau necklace carved in jade by Kerry Thompson

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

Size: 60mm Long (2.4 Inches)

This is a one of a kind piece that 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 to succeed in life.
This is a very ancient style of Matau

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