Ernesto Ovalle Pounamu Fish Hook
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Ernesto Ovalle Pounamu Fish Hook

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The Hei Matau is a fascinating and culturally significant piece. The indigenous people of New Zealand, Maori, used Hei Matau similar to this one, to fish. Today, the Hei Matau pendant is believed to bring the wearer good luck during journeys, especially when travelling over water.

All of Ernesto’s pounamu is sourced from the Arahura River in the West Coast of the South Island.

Pounamu: 47mm x 30mm
Traditionally lashed with black cord 
Sliding knots for adjusting length

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Price: $341.00
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