Te Wahi Pounamu Hei Matau PendantTe Wahi Pounamu
An awesome Hei Matau (hook) from a fantastic piece of kawakawa stone.
Such a great design and the colours and marks in this carving are simply gorgeous.
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.
50mm x 32mm
Genuine West Coast Greenstone - Kawakawa. A dark rich green with varying intermediate shades, named after the leaf of the Kawakawa. It is the main type used for gem purposes.