Hand-carved bone fish hook pendant, or ‘Hei Matau’ in Maori, enhanced with complex traditional binding.
The Maori people of New Zealand are great mariners and fishermen. The Matau is one of the most powerful symbols in Maori culture, as it represents prosperity, abundance and fertility. It is often worn by travellers because it is said to provide good luck and safety when travelling over water.
Length: 2″ (50 mm)
Includes a plaited waxed braid cord with hand-carved bone toggle, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.
Shipping times are highly changeable under the current pandemic conditions, which are causing major delays to deliveries, particularly in the USA. The following times are for guidance only.
We use tracked international airmail post which includes up to $150 insurance cover. Faster delivery options with full insurance cover available – please contact us if you are interested.
Approximate shipping times under current conditions: NZ – 3 business days, Australia 15 days, USA and Canada 30 days.
Normal conditions: NZ – 3 business days, Australia 8-10 days, USA and Canada 10-15 days.
Ships from: New Zealand.