Te Wahi Pounamu Hei Matau PendantTe 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.
42mm x 30mm
This a Genuine West Coast Kahurangi Greenstone from the Marsden, West Coast area. A highly translucent, light-ish green shade, free from dark spots and other flaws.
One of the rarest varieties, held in high esteem by the Maori.