Hei Matau

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 is a large carving and would be good for someone who wants to make a statement. It can be worn with either side facing out. The photo of the 'back' shows the swirling intensity of the inner dentine of the walrus ivory.

 

 

Material:  "Fossil" walrus ivory
Type:  One-of-a-kind
Size:  2.75 inches tall

Price: $ 445.00

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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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