We are here to assist in directly supporting the incredible carvers of a small Balinese fishing village, as well as indirectly supporting the efforts of the Honduras Fountain of Life (http://www.hondurasfountainoflife.org/), and treating everyone with kindness, generosity, and respect.
We believe what you give is what you receive, and we'd like to see more intercultural exchange, acceptance, openness, and constructive change happening in the world around us.
Pointed Paua Hei Matau
Legend holds that the north island of New Zealand was once a huge fish caught by Maui, the Great Mariner, using only a woven line and a bone hook. The fish hook remained lodged in the side of the fish and can be seen today in the outline of Hawke's Bay.
For the Maori, the Hei Matau represents Strength, Prosperity, Fertility and a great respect for the Sea. It is believed to grant Safe Passage Over Water and has special significance as a gift.
The Hei Matau each come on a necklace cord you can adjust to fit anyone, with an informational card describing the meaning of the symbol.
Out of the Hei Matau fish hooks, most are all 1"x2". The cords are adjustable from choker sized all the way to being hanging at the bottom of the chest above the solar plexus.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchasing experience, simply return the necklaces for a prompt and courteous 100% refund of your full purchase price.