Wooly Mammoth 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.

The color comes from the mineralization that occurs as the material sits in the ground. This material is becoming increasingly rare and it becoming more difficult to find stable pieces to work.



Material:  Wooly mammoth ivory
Type:  One-of-a-kind
Size:  2.0 inches tall

Price: $ 435.00

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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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