Stained Bone Hei Matau

$ 59.00


A hand carved and stained bone fish hook or Hei-Matau in Maori style. It includes a waxed braid cord with hand carved bone toggle, a traditional woven presentation case.

  • Size: 60mm Long (2.3 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.