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New Zealand Totoweka Pounamu Nephrite Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Totoweka Pounamu Nephrite Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Totoweka Pounamu Nephrite Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Totoweka Pounamu Nephrite Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Totoweka Pounamu Nephrite Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Totoweka Pounamu Nephrite Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Totoweka Pounamu Nephrite Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant

New Zealand Totoweka Pounamu Nephrite Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant

USD $79.00

The fish hook, or hei matau, has been prominent in Maori culture since pre-colonial times and represents love for the ocean, as Maori people’s ancestors relied on the sea for fishing and sailing. With designs ranging from realistic to modern ones, wearing one brings good fortune when traveling across waters. In essence, the fish hook pounamu greenstone necklace represents good fortune, prosperity, healthy life, and safe travel.

In stock

Weight – 0.30 oz’s – 8.4 gm’s

Dimensions – 1.470″ x 0.947″ long/wide (3.735 x 2.407 cm’s)

Country of Origin – New Zealand

Toweka is a rare type of kawakawa with small reddish dots or streaks; its name means “weka blood” after the flightless bird Gallirallus australis.