Greenstone Hei Matau

Maori Arts Gallery

Greenstone Hei Matau

The Fish hook has origins from the legend of Maui who went fishing and pulled up the North Island (Te Ika a Maui), it is the symbol for plenty. It is also a protection for travellers, or people who are often on water.

Carved by: Hokitika Carver
Origin of stone: Kahurangi
Product width: 2.5cm
Product height: 5cm
Cord material: Black waxed nylon