This Maori carved hook or hei matau, is a carving in the shape of a highly stylised fish hook.This version is made from a combination of kowhai wood and bone.
The hei matau represents prosperity, abundance, good luck and safe travel across water.
Christchurch carver, Ben Te Karu has been carving traditional Maori jewellery for decades and we are very lucky to be able to sell his work. They are incredibly detailed and finished to the highest quality.
Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 6.5 cm