Maori Hook Bone Pendants on Cotton and Leather Cord Necklaces
Bone carved Maori Hook (Hei Matau) pendants on adjustable woven cotton cord necklaces. Some pendants are also available on our high quality brown leather cord and will have this option to choose when purchasing. These pendants are hand-carved, from ox bone, so each piece will have its own unique characteristics and subtle differences, although you should find that the pictured pendant is an accurate representation of the pendant you receive.
In the Maori culture of New Zealand, the hook represent strength, prosperity, abundance, fertility and a great respect for the sea. These hooks are often worn by surfers, stand-up paddlers, kayakers, and other water enthusiasts as they are said to bring safety in water. Hei-Matau are also recognized by the Maori people as symbols of power and authority.