Hei Matau Large
Proudly made and hand carved here in New Zealand using Kauri and Paua Shell.
Please note each Hei Matau is hand carved and there might be very slight differences in carvings and colour.
Our Hei Matau represents strength, good luck and safe travel across water.
According to Maori legend the North Island of New Zealand was once a huge fish that was caught by the great mariner Maui using a bone hook on a woven line.
Size: Matau - 39 cm high x 13.3 cm wide at widest point
Size: Matau and Base combined - 43 cm high
Base size - 19.5 cm wide at the bottom x 4 cm high
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Plus we gift wrap free of charge and include a hand written card with your personal message.
Please allow an extra 3-4 working days for delivery.
The cost for plain engraving is $2.80 per letter with a minimum cost of $28.00.
The cost of natural Paua engraving is $3.50 per letter, minimum of $35.00.
EG. If the name you want engraved is Hemi the cost will be $28.00 plain or $35.00 in Paua.
Or Kiri Williams - 12 letters - $33.60 in plain or $42.00 in Paua.
The number of letters in a name effects how big the name can be carved, choose between all capitals and upper and lower case. We prefer to use Iowan font and Georgia Italic font.