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Wood and Bone Fish Hook | Hei Matau

MHB515A

Makana Hut's hand made traditional style fish hook necklace or "Hei-Matau" in Maori, with a bone barb bound onto the wooden shank.  It includes a Plaited waxed braid cord with hand carved bone toggle, a traditional woven presentation case

  • Size: 50mm Long (2 Inches)
  • Features: Adjustable waxed braid cord
  • Hand made
  • NOTE: Natural stained carvings are not color fast in water so do not swim or shower wearing a stained carving.

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.