Hei matau are fish hooks fashioned in the style of Māui. These are symbols of abundance, prosperity, and wealth. They are also considered to provide good luck and safety on water, and are therefore thoughtful gifts for travellers.
This piece was designed and hand from cow bone and is hung by an adjustable hand-platted cord.
The size of this piece is 5 x 3 cm
This piece was hand carved by Peter Mitchell