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A contemporary tribal Maori Fish Hook (Hei Matau) / Koru design.
The fish hook is a traditional Maori design symbolising strength, courage, determination, prosperity and abundance. The fish hook also acts as a good luck amulet or talisman and protector of those traveling, especially over water and is often worn by travelers on their journey.
The koru is symbolic of a new fern unfurling, representing growth, new life and new beginnings. The koru is also known as a symbol of love, peace and harmony.
In traditional Maori culture, the ownership of a fish hook acknowledged a deep respect for the ocean and brought prosperity. Hei-Matau provide protection, and prosperity is bestowed upon those who give and those who receive the Hei-Matau.
Each piece is individually handcrafted and as jade is a natural material there will be slight variations in colour between each carving. Carvings are beautifully presented in a traditional flax woven pouch with traditional tribal meaning included.
A suitable necklace for a man or woman.
Size: 35mm (1.5 inches) long