Hawaiian - Maori Fish Hook Necklace Mega XXLarge Black Horn
The Hei Matau (Maori) Makau (Hawaiian) fish hook represents not only the land, but prosperity, abundance, good luck, and safe journey--esp over water.
Comes on a traditional style, two color (brown/natural) double sliding slip knot, cord that can be adjusted to a variety of lengths.
SIZE: 9.0cm (90mm) L x 4.4cm (44mm) W / Inches: 3.5 L x 1.7 W
(As this item is hand crafted, please note that there may be slight variations in actual size.)
This item is suitable for those who like VERY Large pieces.
Comes on a fully adjustable (one size fits all), traditional style, cord that can be adjusted to a variety of lengths.
The fish-hook shape of the hei matau finds its origins in 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 bone hook. Legend holds that the shape of Hawkes Bay is that of the hei matau, which caught in the fish's side. For the Maori, the hei matau is taonga (a cultural treasure). It represents not only their land, but also prosperity, fertility and safe passage over water.