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KĀ - Ignite

Matau Rua, Double Hook - Ignite your inner fire!

Show your adventurous spirit and carry New Zealand's unique culture with you wherever you travel. This beautiful, edgy double Matau is perfectly balanced, uniting style and harmony in one powerful piece.

Wear and take on the world!

Hand carved from a wonderful piece of New Zealand argillite stone by Rueben Tipene.

Rueben has etched a subtle design into the face of the pendant and used a dual polishing technique to provide a visual contrast and a wonderful tactile feel. This is a beautiful piece of art to wear!

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.

is provided with an adjustable Cosmos/Silver Grey cord.

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

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: Cosmos/Silver Grey Cord

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 64mm (2.5") long, 73mm (2.8") 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.