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 an adjustable, hand platted cord. and been carved from kawakawa pounamu from Arahura.
This piece was carved by Malcolm Cox
This piece measures: 70 x 70 x 7mm