This Hei Matau Fish Hook Wood Carving on a Stand is carved right here in New Zealand.
You can purchase the Fish Hook Carving in 2 sizes, to suit the place you want to put them or the occasion.
Each Hei Matau is beautifully inlaid with native New Zealand Paua ( abalone) shell, and features contrasting Maori carving.
Choose from a natural timber look, or a reddish brown stain (see bottom photo).
The Hei Matau design signifies abundance, strength and determination. It is believed to bring peace, prosperity and good health to the owner, and is a good luck charm for catching positive energy. The Maori Fish Hook is also a good luck symbol for safe travel over water.
So this Hei Matau Carving makes a great trophy or gift to a person who has shown great strength and determination. It would also look great inside a boat.
Sizes are (approx):
Small - 140mm (5 1/2") high
Large - 200mm (8")
The Large size is suitable for engraving on a metal plaque. If you prefer, we can organise that for you at an additional cost - up to 5 words included - please enter them in the Options box above. Remember to select the Engraved option above.
Your Hei Matau Fish Hook Carving comes with a leaflet explaining its origins and meaning.
Proudly made in New Zealand, and shipped worldwide.
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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