AEON Small Freestanding Carving - Hei Matau Hook
Small Carved Hook Crafted from Genesis Kauri with paua inlayed eyes, mounted on a black oval base.
Hei Matau (Fish Hook)
The fish hook was an important resource for Maori, as the sea provided a rich source of food. In Maori mythology, New Zealand was fished up out of the sea by Maui. The fish hook signifies abundance and plenty, strength and determination. It is believed to bring peace, prosperity and good health. It is a device for catching good luck and energy, and is believed to provide safe journey over water. It is therefore considered a good luck charm by travellers, boaties, fishermen and surfers.
- Made in New Zealand
- Size (mm): approximately 65mm high
- This item can also be gifted as a trophy, and engraved by the purchaser
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