NZ Greenstone Fish Hook Pendant - 64mm
NZ Greenstone Fish Hook Pendant.
A beautiful Hei Matau (hook) from a lovely bright green piece of Kahurangi Pounamu.
A wonderful simple design.
Hei Matau (Fishhook) - Originally Maori have been fishermen.
Their main food source was the sea, so a fishhook of high quality was a very valuable item to own.
The hook became a symbol of prosperity, abundance, good health, power, authority and respect for the sea and its life in it.
They also provide good luck and safety while travelling across water.
Genuine West Coast Kahurangi Greenstone from the Marsden, West Coast area. Kahurangi is the rarest variety of pounamu.
It is highly translucent and often comes in vivid shades of green.
Small, feather-like markings in the stone can give a cloud effect – although in order to be classed as Kahurangi, this effect must not reduce the stone’s clarity.
The word Kahurangi also indicates nobility and refers to precious jewels and held in high esteem by Maori.
Size Approx 64 H x 18mm W.
We photograph each piece but a slight colour variation may occur.