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Smoked Deer Antler Matau

  • $185

A hand crafted Matau deer antler carving necklace with the display crown from which It was carved by Len Kay.
This piece has been masked and smoked to give the unique colour on the shank.

Complete with a waxed braid cords and carved bone toggles, they also include a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

Size: 50mm Long (2 Inches)
As each piece is hand carved from natural antler, there will be slight variations in colour and the shape of the display crown making every one unique.

The Maori people were great mariners and fishermen. The Matau is therefore one of the most powerful symbols used in Maori culture and 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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