Wooden Hei Matau w/ Engravings | Maori Style
A large hand carved wooden fish hook necklace or "Hei-Matau" in Maori. This beautiful Matau includes a waxed cord that can adjust for perfect fit. Engravings are done by hand.
- Size: 3-1/2 inches long x 1-1/4 inches wide
- Material: Wood
- Hand Carved
- Cord: Waxed Braided Adjustable with Bone Toggle
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.