Te Wahi Pounamu Hei Matau PendantTe Wahi Pounamu
A wonderful contemporary Hei Matau (hook) carved from a fantastic piece of rich dark kawakawa pounamu. The unusual design of this Hook makes it a treasured taonga.
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.
43mm X 26mm
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.
Deane Moreton's family has been involved in the New Zealand greenstone industry since the early 1970's. Te Wahi Pounamu brought to fruition his vision of creating authentic pounamu carvings whilst providing the end-holder with the history of each piece.
From the origin of the stone on 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 its way to you.
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