Small Hei Matau Moana
Small Hei Matau Moana
Small Hei Matau Moana
Small Hei Matau Moana
Small Hei Matau Moana
Small Hei Matau Moana

Small Hei Matau Moana

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Precious and unique, this variation of Hei Matau represents a strong connection to the ocean (Moana). Its design carries a double meaning of new beginnings & safety.

Made from west coast greenstone, this hei matau measures 3cm in length and 2cm wide & bound with a waterproof waxed adjustable cord. Choose from darker kawakawa or lighter kahurangi greenstone. The colouring of your piece can vary slightly from the picture due to the individual characteristics of the stone.

Learn the meaning of the Hei Matau Hook here.

3cm x 2cm

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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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