Te Wahi Pounamu Hei Matau / HookTe Wahi Pounamu
A magnificent Hei Matau from a gorgeous piece of light coloured Kahurangi stone. So translucent and ethereal, this beautiful carving is a definite treasure.
Traditionally the main source of food for Māori was from the sea so a fishhook of high quality was a very valuable item. The hook became a symbol of prosperity, abundance, good health, power, authority and respect for the sea and the life within it. It also is said to bring good luck and safe travel across water.
50 x 30
This a Genuine West Coast Kahurangi Greenstone.