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.
It is hung by a tan adjustable hand-platted cord, which has been bound on using a slip knot method.
This piece measures: 40 x 28 x 5mm and was carved by Aiden Hoglund.