DALE BORLAND | Bone Carving Pendant - Hei Matu Fish Hook
Hand-carved from bovine bone (fine grain cow bone). The Bone is a by product and no animals are harmed as a result of these pieces being made. Hand carved using engravers, files and chisels then highly polished. The traditional style bindings and cord are soft and strong with adjustable slip knots. An excellent friendship gift for corporate gifting, wedding ceremonies, 21st gifting, or anniversary. Gift Boxed and ready for gift giving, or sending to family overseas as a souvenir of New Zealand. A great memento to remember your stay in Aotearoa.
Necklace length: 80 cm (adjustable)
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.
Dale Borland was formed in 1972 by original partners Peter Dale McDermott and Brian Borland. Peter's middle name and Brians surname were combined to form the company name that remains today. In that same year current joint owner and managing director John Harrison started with the company. The company now has 40 years experience in the New Zealand souvenir industry. With the addition of middle son, Steven, Dale Borland has become a small family company. Product ranges are continuously being updated while NEW ranges are created to cater for the changing needs of New Zealand's Tourist and Traditional Gift market. Exclusive ranges include paua gift ware, high quality New Zealand souvenirs and jewellery. Greenstone Pounamu is made here in Hokitika, West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.