Pendant- White Hei Matau Hooks

Hand carved necklace by Norman Clark.  The fish-hook shape of the hei matau finds its origins in Māori legend, which holds that the North Island of New Zealand was once a huge fish that was caught by the great mariner Maui using only a woven line and a hook made from the jawbone of his grandmother. They represent strength, good luck and safe travel across water. Made from cow bone measures 5cm x 3.5cm, strung on a black waxed cord.

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