Kahurangi Snood Bound Hei Matau Pendant
Kahurangi Snood Bound Hei Matau Pendant
Kahurangi Snood Bound Hei Matau Pendant
Kahurangi Snood Bound Hei Matau Pendant
Kahurangi Snood Bound Hei Matau Pendant
Kahurangi Snood Bound Hei Matau Pendant
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Kahurangi Snood Bound Hei Matau Pendant

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The pendant is 53mm in length and 49mm at its widest.   It is  carved from pounamu we have collected from the Marsden Valley in the Paroa area, just outside of Greymouth, on the West Coast of the South Island. 

The Hei Matau has an extremely strong, waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time - even in any kind of water.  It is a hand platted, round, 4-plait cord with the traditional snood binding around the top.  The cord is adjustable by pinching the special knots between your thumb and finger and pulling.  

The snood binding is one of the bindings traditionally used by the Maori to attach the Pounamu to wooden and bone handles to use as tools and weapons.

Pendant Meaning:  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.