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Hand carved Bone matau pendant.

These are lovely, visually strong pendants, beautifully carved and bound in a traditional fashion with a waxed cord. The bindings are strong and durable.

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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.

We provide these hook pendants on adjustable cords and will also include one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the hook design.


Meaning: Abundance ~ Prosperity ~ Good health

Material: Natural Cow Bone

Cord: Various

Length: Adjustable

Size: 55mm (2.1") long; 31mm (1.2") 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.