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This hand carved bone carved fish hook necklace (hei matau) is very traditional in style. It is presented on a waxed braided cord with bone toggle. Information explaining the spiritual tribal meaning of the fish hook is included.

In New Zealand Māori tradition the fish hook talisman represents prosperity, abundance, strength and determination. A fish hook is also worn to show a respect for the ocean and as an amulet providing protection on a journey, particularly when traveling over water.  

Bone and carving is a tribal craft historically performed by the Māori people of New Zealand to produce tools such as the fish hook (matau) as well as a form of adornment and story telling through carved panels on meeting houses. This New Zealand tradition endures with the carving of wearable works of art in life affirming shapes, crafted in traditional and contemporary designs by the few New Zealand carvers who maintain this traditional craft.

The designs hold a powerful allure in their harmonious shapes and simplicity.   This bone fish hook necklace is suitable to be worn by men and women. 

Material: Bone

Size: 50mm (2 Inches) long

$123.00 NZD
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