Matau: Fallow Deer Coronet

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 t explores the idea of incorporating as much of the natural texture within the context of a carving. The deer coronets dictate their own flow with design and it is always exciting to create something that uses this flow.

This carving is from a Deer button or coronet, the material is collected when the antlers are naturally shed. This material is a from a Fallow deer and it was collected in the central North Island.

 

Material: Red Deer Coronet
Type:  One-of-a-kind
Size:  2.0 inches tall

Price: $ 115.00

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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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