Te Wahi Pounamu Hook NecklaceTe 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.
Hei Matau (Fishhook) - Originally Maori have been fishermen. Their main food source was the sea, so a fishhook of high quality was a very valuable item to own. The hook became a symbol of prosperity, abundance, good health, power, authority and respect for the sea and its life in it. They also provide good luck and safety while travelling across water.
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.
42mm X 30mm