The fish hook shape of the hei matau finds its origins in the native people of New Zealand the Maori legend, which holds that the North Island of New Zealand was once a huge fish that was caught by the great mariner, Maui, using only a woven line and a hook made from the jawbone of his grandmother. 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.
Our stylised genuine New Zealand Greenstone pendant pays homage to this strong relationship as well as having the distinctive Koru shape which symbolises new beginnings and growth.
This unique and beautiful piece of genuine New Zealand Greenstone or Pounamu as the Maori have named it, has been hand carved and then polished to a high shine finish and would most definitely be a prized treasure for anyone who may receive it.
- Pounamu NZ Nephrite Jade
- Approximate measurements: 20mm x 34mm
- Gender: unisex
- Supplied with an adjustable cord. Authenticity Certificate included. Jewellery box included