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Matau with Koru by Peter Mitchell

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A hand carved bone fish hook pendant or "Hei-Matau" in Maori by Peter Mitchell.

This piece is carved from unbleached bone so retains much of the unique natural colours and textures.

It includes an adjustable plaited waxed braid cord with hand carved bone toggle, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

Size:    
50mm Long (2 Inches)   
Includes free shipping worldwide.     

Very Limited Availability.

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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