Hei matau (Fishhook) Bone Necklace

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This is an adjustable stylized Hei matau necklace carved from bone and Paua (Abalone) shell.

The Hei-matau is a beautifully stylized fishhook shape. The design is known to represent strength, good luck, and safe travel across water. The fish-hook shape of the hei matau finds its origins in Māori legend, which holds that the North Island of New Zealand was once a huge fish that was caught by the great Maui using only a woven line and a hook made from the jawbone of his grandmother. The fish hook denotes the importance of fishing to the Maori people of New Zealand.

Necklace minimum diameter: 35cm. Maximum diameter: 70cm

Stone Diameter:
Length: 60mm
Width: 35mm
Height: 6mm
Weight: 10g