Te Wahi Pounamu - Hei Matau - Koru - ManiaTe Wahi Pounamu
Te Wahi Pounamu - The Place of Greenstone
Hei Matau or Hook carved in the Kawakawa variety of Greenstone a beautiful matte finish.
The traditional roots of this taonga found in the legend of Maui who used a magical hook to fish up Te Ika-a-Māui - the North Island of Aotearoa. Contemporarily, the matau has come to represent prosperity, abundance and safe travels across water.
Raukaraka flower Jade
100mm x 43mm
The story behind your pounamu
From their origins as alluvial stone from the West Coast of the South Island to the beautiful carving or piece of jewellery, Deane is committed to taking you on the journey your unique piece of pounamu has travelled on it's way to you.