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Large Matau

  • $325

A large hand crafted stained bone Matau pendant by Kerry Thompson.   
Another  amazing example of true wearable art by a master carver and artist.   
This piece is carved in natural bone so rather than being bleached, it retains the interesting natural colours and textures that give it a more antique look.   

Complete with a plaited waxed braid cord and carved bone toggle as well as info on the meaning of the carving

55mm Long (2.2 Inches)

This is a one of a kind collectors piece so 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.   .

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