Large Deer Antler Matau (2 Styles)


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Binding Style
A hand carved deer antler fish hook necklace or "Hei-Matau" in Maori.

Carved by Sio and featuring complex traditional bindings with a waxed braid cord and carved bone toggle.
It also includes a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

60mm Long (2.4 Inches)

Available with Black Bindings and Braid cord or Natural/tan Bindings and plaited cord

These are a very limited edition piece and will be removed from our gallery permanently when sold out.

The Maori people were great mariners and fishermen so the Matau is therefore one of the most powerful symbols used in Maori culture as it represents prosperity, abundance and fertility.
It also is said to provide good luck and safety when traveling over water.
The wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life.