This Hei Matau pendant has been hand carved from New Zealand pounamu (greenstone/jade) by carver Luke Gardiner.
The Matau is the Māori name for fish hook, and Hei Matau is the fish hook in pendant form. Fish hooks were made using wood, stone, shell or bone. Legend tells of the demigod Māui, who used a hook made from his grandfather’s jawbone to fish the North Island of New Zealand from the depths of the sea.
The Matau is a symbol of determination, strength, provision and safe travel over water. The wearer provides friendship, support in times of need and love. As a result prosperity ensues.
Brown wax cotton slip knot cord - 30cm fully extended Size: 4.8cm x 2.5cm
Made in New Zealand