Description Symbolic Meaning: Hei Matau To give a bone fishhook / hei-matau pendant is to wish the recipient peace, prosperity and good health. It is also said to ensure safe journey, especially over water. Representing determination, the hook is considered by many to encourage good luck in life. According to Maori mythology, Maui used a hook to pull New Zealand’s North Island from the sea. Carved By: XKCHIEF Code: P001006BA Approximate size: 55mm (2.17") by 25mm (0.98") Cord/Chain Material: Wax - Black Cord/Chain Length:600mm【Length Adjustable Pendant Cord】 fishhook / hei-matau pendant hand carved using cow bone. Bone is a traditional material used by the ancient cultures including the Maori who used is often worn before it is passed on as a gift. It can be worn for a life time before giving. Pendant colour and texture will vary slightly from photo as each pendant is totally unique.