The pendant is 46mm in length and 24mm at its widest. It is shaped at the back so that it is comforting to rub with the thumb while being worn.
The Hei Matau is carved from pounamu we have collected from the Martyr River in the Haast area of South Westland on the West Coast of the South Island.
The Hei Matau has a waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time - even in any kind of water. The cord is adjustable by pinching the special knots between your thumb and finger and pulling.
The Hei Matau / hook gives the wearer strength and determination.
It brings peace, prosperity and good health.
It also provide the wearer with a safe journey through life - both a safe physical journey, especially over water and also helps them get through any hardships and tough times they may face.