AROHA - LOVE
This is a lovely piece that we think screams LOVE!! It is hand carved from whalebone - sperm whale (we think) that washed up on the coast of New Zealand. We were particularly taken with colour and tight grain, it has a beautiful texture in the bone.
We bound this with a dark Maui Blue Cord and a Burgundy Red Binding - it looks pretty stunning.
The wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life - what a lovely sentiment to gift to someone important to you.
Whale bone is quite porous and will absorb body oils. It will take on a golden colour over time.
Included, one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the hook design.
For Sale in New Zealand only.
Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility
Artist: Alex Sands
Cord: Maui Navy Blue Cord with Burgundy Binding; Length: Adjustable
Size: 68mm (2.6 inches) long; 38mm (1.5 inches) wide