NEW ZEALAND MAORI NECKLACETraditional and Contemporary Designs "WORN BY WARRIORS"
CONTEMPORARY HEI MATAU
Hei Matau (fish hooks) are simple, ingenious, and beautifully constructed. The huge variety of hooks represent the many kinds of fish caught as well as the many techniques used.The hei matau is taonga (a cultural treasure). It represents not only Aotearoa (New Zealand), but also prosperity, fertility and safe passage over water.