Matau pendant – Maori style, hand-carved with traditional woven presentation pouch

$ 90.99

Hand-carved bound matau pendant – ‘Hei Matau’, or fish hook, in Maori, enhanced with complex traditional binding.

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Hand-carved bone Maori style pendant, shaped like a fish hook – ‘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 standard shipping times under current conditions: NZ – 3 business days, Australia 10 days, USA and Canada 20 days.

Normal conditions: NZ – 3 business days, Australia 8-10 days, USA and Canada 10-15 days.
Our prices include shipping and taxes.

Ships from: New Zealand.


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