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Fish Hook (Hei Matau) Necklace - Dale Borland


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Fish Hook (Hei Matau) Necklace - Dale Borland

Fish Up a Great Gift!

The Fish Hook or Hei Matau are thought to represent strength, good luck and safe travel across water.

The Hei Matau is a carving typically in the shape of a fish hook and of great importance to the New Zealand Maori people.The Fish Hook shape of the Hei Matau is thought to have come from the legend of Maui where Maui using only using only a woven line and a hook made from the jawbone of his grandmother, fished up the North Island of New Zealand. Legend holds that the shape of Hawke Bay is that of the Hei Matau.The Hei Matau also represents the importance of fishing to Maori and their connection with the God of the Sea – Tangaroa.

Pendant measurements (LxW): 5.7cm x 2.8cm

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Please note: Product is a New Zealand brand created with traditional Maori influenced designs, but is not made in New Zealand.

 

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