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UNITE is a large and beautifully carved Matau. Artist: Rueben Tipene

UNITE is an extraordinary piece that blends unity and harmony into one incredible design. Enjoy the traditional Koru engraving and show off your own unique style with a piece of New Zealand art. 

Wear UNITE and let it inspire you!

Rueben has used a gorgeous piece of New Zealand Argillite for this piece. It is a striking deep grey and silver coloured stone with its own original character. Rueben has finished it with a satin/matte polish which gives the carving a wonderful feel and highlights the subtle variations in the stone's makeup beautifully.

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.

UNITE is provided with an adjustable tan 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: Tan Cord

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 66mm (2.6") long, 36mm (1.4") wide

$888.00 NZD
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