NEW ZEALAND MAORI NECKLACE Traditional and Contemporary Designs "WORN BY WARRIORS"
The Hei Matau (fish Hook) is a pendant symbolizing strength, good luck, and prosperity in Maori culture. This piece measures 70mm in height and 44mm in width, and is hand carved from wood and cattle bone. The wooden shank is adorned with a bone barb, bound together with cord for durability. The adjustable cord allows for a perfect fit, making it suitable for both men and women.
The Hei Matau is believed to offer protection and bring good fortune to the wearer, and is seen as a symbol of respect for the sea and its creatures. It is also associated with abundance and prosperity in Maori mythology, as it represents the god Maui and his ability to fish up the North Island of New Zealand. The Hei Matau has a strong cultural significance and is an important symbol in Maori tradition.
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