New Zealand Pounamu (Jade) Hook

$420.00

NZ Pounamu Hei Matau

Length: 6.3 cm

Width: 4.5 cm

The Hei Matau/ Fish hook symbol originates from Maori legend in which the demigod, Maui, pulls the north island of New Zealand from the ocean using a woven line and fish hook.

Traditionally the Hei Matau was used as a tool to catch kaimoana (seafood), to feed and nourish Maori. It also signifies the importance of their relationship to Tangaroa (God of the Sea).


SKU: 10000-12
 

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