Hei Matau-Wooly Mammoth

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.
The color comes from the mineralization that occurs as the material sits in the ground! This patterning is very unusual and adds an extra dimension to the piece.

Material:  Wooly mammoth ivory
Type:  One-of-a-kind
Size:  2.1 inches tall

 

 

Price: $ 355.00

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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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