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ATAATA - Reflection

Matau Rua, Double Hook - designed and carved by Rueben Tipene

ATAATA is a unique double Matau, crafted from quality argillite stone. This piece beautifully captures the essence of traditional New Zealand design, making it a distinctive and eye-catching accessory. Wear ATAATA and feel the spirit of New Zealand with you every day.

The stone is a striking deep grey and silver with enough variation to make it unique and fascinating. Rueben has produced a wonderful mixed finish - a satin/matte polish which gives the stone a magical feel in the hand.

We have made a short video of this piece slowly revolving so that you can appreciate the beauty of this piece from all aspects.

If you would like to own a superb carving from a very talented artist and carver - take a close look at this piece, it is truly beautiful.

The matau, or hook pendant is revered throughout the South Pacific as a symbol for life, well-being and prosperity. Its significance arises from the key role that fishing has played in sustaining island families and communities. The owner of a good hook was respected and held a place of authority in the community.

A little about this design...

The Hook:  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.

ATAATA is provided with an adjustable Black cord.

Also included, our 'Kia ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the hook design.


Meaning:  Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Protection

Artist: Rueben Tipene

Material: New Zealand Argillite

Cord Colour: Black Cord and Binding

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 80mm (3.1") long, 88mm (3.4") wide

$999.00 NZD
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