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MAKAU - a Hawaiian Fishhook

A delicately carved matau, made by hand from lovely Black Jade. This is our last piece and it has a surface 'fracture', you will see this on the photos and in the video. These occur naturally in the stone as a result of mineral inclusions present when the jade is forming. This is an aesthetic 'flaw' only.

In Hawaiian culture - the hook is carved facing the left so it is always facing your heart... one of the reasons we love this stunning little hook.

A very fine tribute to the matau, Hawaiian makau - which traditionally symbolises a leader, someone who will protect and provide. Perfect to express love, recognise an important anniversary or long-standing friendship, or perhaps to seal an engagement.

We have polished these until they glow! MAKAU is lovingly packaged in a woven kete pouch.

Please note - the photo shown in the hand is for size reference only.

See ALOHA in green Jade HERE

We will ship this to you with Express Courier on an adjustable, hand plaited cord.

Also included, one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Hook (Hei-Matau) design.

Meaning: Prosperity ~ Abundance ~ Protection

Material: Australian Black Jade

Cord Colour: Black cord with Stardust Binding and Slip Knots

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 52mm (2") long, 37mm (1.4") 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.