Matau - Heru
Contemporary Korowai Designs

Matau - Heru

Regular price $50.00 Sale price $60.00
Or 10 interest free payments from $5.00 with What's this?
Unit price per
Tax included.

These stunning fish hooks represent strength, prosperity, abundance, fertility and a great respect for the sea. It also is said to provide good luck and safety when travelling over water so is often worn by travelers. Hei-Matau are also symbols of power and authority which are held in great reverence by the Maori people.  They were used as a practical tool for fishing and were often decorated as a sign of respect for the creatures of the sea. 
There are many styles of Hei-Matau from the true hook designs to the more ornamental styles which became treasured heirlooms for generations following.

Approx 21cm Long

Or 6 weekly interest free payments from $8.33 with what's this?