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ISLAND TIME is a wonderful engraved Matau. This piece is carved from bone by a new carver for us - from the wonderful island of Tonga!

Delivered to you on a honey coloured cord and shipped with Express Courier.

We will also include one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Matau design.

ISLAND TIME is lovingly packaged in a woven kete pouch.

A little about the carver...

In 2000, my father and my older brother started this Carving Family business that is still running to this day. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic and economic crisis we love what we do, preserving our Tongan traditional art and carving. 

Ever since I’ve helped my brother with carving. I have never gained any form of education in regards to art or carving skills. My carving work experience was obtained by watching my father and my brother's work.

PSM from Tonga.

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.

MeaningAbundance ~ Safe Travels ~ Prosperity

Artist: PSM from Tonga

Material: Natural Bone

Cord Colour: Honey cord with Mokohinau Blue Floret

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 43mm (1.7 inches) long; 31mm (1.2 inches) wide

Worldwide shipping is free. All International deliveries over $NZ150 are made using an Express Courier service. Packages with a value up to NZ$150 will be shipped using an International Airmail service. Express Courier Packages are tracked. Please visit our 'Shipping Information' page for delivery times to your country. Under some circumstances we are happy to accept an item back for a replacement or refund. Please visit our 'Returns' page for specific information about this.