Unique Matau - N100A2N7
The traditional roots of this taonga are found in the legend of Maui who used a magical hook to fish up Aotearoa's North Island. Contempoarily, the matau has come to represent prosperity, abundance and safe travels across waters.
All Pounamu is sacred and highly valued by Ngāi Tahu, the most southern tribe of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Carving this sacred stone has been a cornerstone of our culture for hundreds of years and we are honoured that you have chosen to adorn yourself with this most sacred gift.
Carved by Anthony Coakley
Width = 50mm
Height = 50mm
Waewae Pounamu is proud to be part of the Ngāi Tahu Pounamu authentication system.
All authentic Waewae Pounamu pieces carry a unique traceability barcode that, when entered online, identifies the origin and history of the carving. This system guarantees that the stone has been obtained by legitimate means, and has been treated using appropriate cultural values.
Visit Ngai Tahu Pounamu to trace your piece