This Genuine NZ Greenstone Hook Necklace has a small notch carved into the lower edge.
Otherwise it is quite a traditionally shaped pounamu hei matau.
The greenstone is sourced from the Hokitika region of New Zealand, on the west coast of the South Island.
It is then carved into this approximately 4.4cm (1 3/4") long fish hook.
The fish hook is very important to Maori, practically as well as spiritually. In Maori mythology, Maui hooked the North Island from the sea. And the fish hook was, and still is, an important implement to get food. Spiritually, the fish hook design represents peace, prosperity and good health, and safe travel over water. So it is a great gift for the surfer, fisherperson, yachtie, swimmer.
The hei matau comes to you on a descriptive card, so you can always remember its spiritual meaning. The green stone hook hangs from a long black adjustable cord.
Shipped worldwide from New Zealand.
Shipping Times during Covid-19
Currently (January 2021), Airmail to Australia and the USA is taking about 5 weeks, and Airmail to the UK and Europe is taking 6-7 weeks. Airmail to South America is at least 8 weeks, and allow up to 12 weeks.
Economy Courier and Express Courier are up to 10 working days worldwide.
As always, we do not guarantee Airmail or Courier shipping times, as they are beyond our control.
Courier shipping times within New Zealand are approximately one working day to the North Island, 2 working days to the South Island (with an overnight option available at a different price), and up to 3 days to rural areas.
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