Medium Hei Matau Bound
Medium Hei Matau Bound
Medium Hei Matau Bound
Medium Hei Matau Bound
Medium Hei Matau Bound
Medium Hei Matau Bound

Medium Hei Matau Bound

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Carved from New Zealand Pounmau, this Hei matau is a taonga of pure craftsmanship. Its finish highlights the beautiful, natural hue of the stone, adorned with a different coloured hand binding. The Hei Matau is worn for protection and good luck a symbol to connect us to the sea, providing strength and safe travels. The wearer of the Hei Matau are seen as providers and protectors, with a determination that will lead to success in life. 

2.5cm x 4.5cm x 0.8mm

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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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A Special Taonga

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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