Maori Fishhook Hemp Necklace
A Hei Matau is a bone carving in the shape of a fish hook. A Hei Matau represtents strength, prosperity, abundance, fertility, good luck and a great respect for the sea. The Hei Matau represents prosperity because fish were so plentiful to the Maori that the simple ownership of a fish hook meant prosperity. Hei Matau are also symbols of power and authority which are held in great reverence.