Hei Matau FISHHOOK ABALONE SHELL Necklace - Large

Protective Gaze

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This eye-catching Maori Hei Matau men's fishhook necklace features multicolored, ornate panels of genuine abalone shell inlaid onto a large, black fishhook.

The Hei Matau fishhook is an ancient Maori symbol of authority and prosperity. Only the most powerful warrior could wear one around his neck, as only he had the skills to use the fishhook to feed his family and the rest of the tribe. Thousands of years later, wearing this exotic fishhook necklace will represent the symbolic protection and spiritual good fortune you provide for your loved ones.

Abalone shell is prized world-wide for its unique, iridescent colors. The shell is often used to create the eyes in Maori totem carvings, as it shimmers like the stars in the night sky. This represents the protective heavenly gaze of our watchful ancestors. Abalone, an edible mollusk known as paua, is considered to be a sacred treasure by the Maori people.

Size: The pendant measures 1 3/16 wide and 2 inches tall (with loop). The black cord is 26 inches and 1/16 inch thick.

Material: Genuine Abalone Shell. Black Resin. Black Cord.

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