Ngāi Tahu Pounamu
Ngāi Tahu Hei Matau Pendant large
This Hei Matau piece is individually hand-carved from genuine New Zealand pounamu (greenstone). Each piece has unique characteristics formed over millions of years, giving them their own identity, colour and character.
Each Ngāi Tahu piece comes with an information card, beautifully gift boxed for presentation, and a guarantee of authenticity "tracing code" - this allows you to go online and access the details relating to this piece of pounamu (its origin and genealogy)
The traditional roots of this taonga are found in the legend of Maui - who used a magical hook to fish up Te Ika-a-Māui - the North Island of Aotearoa.
The matau has come to represent prosperity, abundance and safe travels across water.
Dimensions: approx 65mm tall
These items are handmade in New Zealand