Hei Matau Whale's Tail
Hei Matau Whale's Tail
Hei Matau Whale's Tail
Hei Matau Whale's Tail
Hei Matau Whale's Tail
Hei Matau Whale's Tail
Hei Matau Whale's Tail
Hei Matau Whale's Tail

Hei Matau Whale's Tail

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Crafted from New Zealand Greenstone this artfully polished Hei Matau is a beautiful representation of human connection with nature. The Hei Matau and whales tail unite in this pendant bestowing strength, determination and peace. It provides safety and good health to the wearer. Furthermore, the whales tail represents the powerful and intelligent whale, evoking protection, fortune and natural wonder. 

4.1cm x 2.9cm

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The Hei Matau

The wearer is seen as a provider and protector who is strong-willed and determined to succeed in life. It is now worn as a symbol of power, authority, good health and abundance.
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The Hei Matau is carved in the shape of a stylised fishhook. It represents strength, prosperity, fertility, good luck and safe travel over water.

A good luck charm while fishing and voyaging across water.

It’s meaning originated from the Maori legend of Maui who once caught a great fish using only a woven line and hook made from the jawbone of his grandmother. This fish is now said to be the North Island of New Zealand, known as ‘Te Ika a Maui’. Maori would often wear the Hei Matau for practical purposes so that it was not lost while fishing.

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Carving in Arrowtown for over 30 years

We are a whānau based workshop nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River. Careful and experienced hands ensure that the grain, colour and clarity of each item are considered and acknowledged before carving.

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