Large Marsden Flower Matau, New Zealand Pounamu (Greenstone)

Large Marsden Flower Matau, New Zealand Pounamu (Greenstone)

Regular price $760.00 Sale

Truly stunning and unique Marsden Flower Greenstone Matau. The matau is modelled on the shape of a fish hook - such as the one used by Maui, a figure in Maori mythology, to fish up the North Island (Te Ika a Maui). It is a symbol of strength, good luck and safe travel, especially across water. 

Marsden Flower Greenstone comes from the Marsden area of the West Coast of New Zealand. The gold-coloured variegation in the piece is called "flower" and makes this type of greenstone particularly valued and distinctive.

This matau measures 92mm x 50mm.