Canadian Jade Detailed Hei Matau

$368.00 NZD
$368.00 NZD $368.00 NZD
SKU:
TAMAHK368BC-A
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A stunningly beautiful piece of Canadian jade was reserved by Tamaora Walker for this hei matau design. Canadian nephrite is regarded as some of the finest in the world, and bold bright green tones truly glow through this piece. The notched edges which flow down the side of the design showcase the translucency and beauty of the stone, while representing whakapapa/genealogy (a line of descent from one's ancestors). 

Size:
60mm x 35mm
Stone:
Canadian Jade
$368.00 NZD $368.00 NZD
SKU:
TAMAHK368BC-A

Description

A stunningly beautiful piece of Canadian jade was reserved by Tamaora Walker for this hei matau design. Canadian nephrite is regarded as some of the finest in the world, and bold bright green tones truly glow through this piece. The notched edges which flow down the side of the design showcase the translucency and beauty of the stone, while representing whakapapa/genealogy (a line of descent from one's ancestors). 

Hei Matau / Hook

Hei Matau / Hook

Originally Maori wore useful implements on their person. The Hei Matau is a contemporary adornment and is said to bring prosperity, good health and safe travel across water. It is also used to signify one's connection to water.

Pounamu Hei Matau

The fish hook shape of the hei matau finds its origins in Māori legend, which holds that the North Island of New Zealand was once a huge fish that was caught by the great mariner, Maui.

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Prosperity, good health and safe travel across water.

The fish hook denotes the importance of fishing to the Maori people of New Zealand and their strong relationship to Tangaroa, the god of the sea. It was originally a practical tool used to catch fish but slowly became ornamental, particularly when Maori began trading with Europeans.

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