small gold pearl shell Matau necklace

Small gold pearl Matau necklace - LIMITED EDITION

  • $88.99
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Small hand-carved pearl shell fish-hook necklace, or 'Hei Matau' in Maori. 

The Maori people of New Zealand are great mariners and fishermen. The Matau is one of the most powerful symbols in Maori culture, as it represents prosperity, abundance and fertility. It is often worn by travellers because it is said to provide good luck and safety when travelling over water. 

Length: 1.3" (35mm).

Includes an adjustable waxed braid cord with hand-carved bone toggle, a traditional woven presentation case and a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

Approximate shipping times: NZ 3 business days, Australia 8-10 days, Europe and USA 10-15 days. We use tracked international airmail post which includes up to $220 insurance cover. Faster delivery options with full insurance cover available - please contact us if you are interested.

Shipping costs: NZ$5.00 per order, FREE on all orders of total value NZ$100 or more.

Ships from: New Zealand.