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The wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector, someone who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life. They are symbols of power and authority which are held in great reverence by the Māori people. They were used as a practical tool for fishing and were often decorated as a sign of respect for the creatures of the sea.
This carved matau by Sio represents these attributes perfectly - it is solid, but finely decorated along the spine and projects an air of reliability and utility.
Size: 70mm (2.75 inches) long