Hei Matau with Nga Koru, in “Fossil” Walrus Ivory

The fishhook is one of the most prevalent symbols used in Maori carving. It is a talisman for strength and prosperity; and is also a good symbol for anyone with an affinity for water. The fishhook is often given as a mark of friendship and respect. It is also traditional to give this carving to someone who is embarking on a journey. This design also incorporates two fern forms (koru), representing relationship and connection.

This carving was carved using a cross section of the walrus tusk, and it features the raw edges of the natural material.


Material:  "Fossil" walrus ivory
Type:  One-of-a-kind
Size:  3.0 inches tall

Old Price: $ 345.00

Price: $ 330.00

You save: $ 15.00! (4.35%)

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*All carvings come with an adjustable black cloth cord, finished with bone bead sliders. In addition, each carving comes with a description card explaining its meaning.

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