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New Zealand Īnanga Pounamu Nephrite Jade Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Īnanga Pounamu Nephrite Jade Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Īnanga Pounamu Nephrite Jade Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Īnanga Pounamu Nephrite Jade Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Īnanga Pounamu Nephrite Jade Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Īnanga Pounamu Nephrite Jade Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Īnanga Pounamu Nephrite Jade Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant

New Zealand Īnanga Pounamu Nephrite Jade Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant

USD $276.00

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.

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Weight – 0.83 oz’s – 23.5 gm’s

Dimensions – 3.120″ x 1.799″ long/wide (7.926 x 4.570 cm’s)

Country of Origin – New Zealand

Īnanga pounamu takes its name from the native freshwater fish Galaxias maculatus, one of the common whitebait species in New Zealand, and is pearly-white or grey-green in colour. It varies from translucent to opaque. Īnanga was the variety most prized by Māori for ornaments and mere (short handled clubs)

Īnanga pounamu example

Īnanga pounamu example