Large Sculptural Hei Matau
110mm length x 85mm width
Complex bound and hand carved in New Zealand Marsden by master carver Tyson Lynes. Complete with an adjustable plaited waxed braid cord.
The Hei Matau was taken as a good luck charm on fishing trips, the mythical and spiritual powers of Pounamu keeping away evil spirits and ensuring a safe return. This meaning is translated today as safe travel and strength and determination.