Fish Hook - entwined woods
76 x 30 x 4 cm
Ancient Swamp Kauri meets native Puriri with black woven thread.
The fish hook (Matau) represents prosperity and safe travel over water. Traditionally, Maori were very reliant on the bounty they caught from the sea to survive. Fish hooks contributed largely to their daily food needs, and with it Maori flourished as people. In a Maori myth, Maui used a fish hook carved out of the jaw bone of his grandmother to pull up the North Island of New Zealand from the bottom of the ocean.
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