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Hei Matau


Hei Matau, often referred to simply as “Matau,” is a traditional Maori symbol and cultural artifact from New Zealand. The term “Hei Matau” translates to “fish hook” in the Maori language and carries significant cultural and spiritual importance for the Maori people.

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Materials & Dimensions

  • Mild Steel
  • Height of 700mm

Key Aspects and Meaning

Symbol of Prosperity and Abundance: Hei Matau is considered a symbol of good luck, prosperity, and abundance, particularly in the context of fishing and the sea. It is believed to bring a bountiful catch and ensure a safe return for fishermen.

Connection to Ancestors: Many communities believe that Hei Matau connects them to their ancestors who were skilled fishermen and seafarers. It serves as a reminder of their cultural heritage and the importance of the sea in their history and way of life.

Spiritual Significance: Hei Matau is often seen as a talisman or amulet with spiritual significance. It is believed to provide protection to those who wear it, both at sea and on land, and to help guide them through life’s challenges.


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