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A strong pendant with tons of character. These were carved for us by Yuri Terenyi - they are a finely carved design with a form that is a little different from the typical matau shape.

The cord we've used for these wonderful Matau are Chocolate Brown or plain Black, and the length is adjustable. Please use the drop-down menu to make your selection.

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.

Bone is porous and will absorb body oils. It will take on a golden colour over time. Local belief would say that the pendant absorbs the wearer's mana (spirit), and becomes a part of you.

We deliver this pendant on a hand plaited, adjustable cord and will include our 'Kia Ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the hook design.

Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Fertility

Artist: Yuri Terenyi

Material: Whale Bone

Cord Colour: Chocolate Brown Cord with Chestnut Binding or Black Cord and Binding

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 68mm (2.7") long; 39mm (1.5") wide

$198.00 NZD
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