Large Jade Manaia MatauSKU
It includes a platted waxed braid cord with hand carved jade toggle, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
75mm Long (3 Inches)
This is a unique one off custom piece so it will be removed from our gallery permanently when sold.
The Manaia is a spiritual guardian and often combined with other forms such as the hook.
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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