Hei Matau represents the strength and determination of the Maori tribe. The fish hook symbolizes good health, fertility, prosperity and safe passage over water. A Maori fisherman would wear the Hei Matau as a talisman on a corded necklace for protection on fishing voyages. For that special someone that you’d like to give the overwhelmingly thoughtful gift of health, safety, fertility and prosperity, look to the Sziro Hei Matau pendants.
The Maori are the native people of New Zealand, an island nation southeast of Australia. Symbols of the Maori culture are known for their strong, sharp features and spiraling designs. The designs have ties to nature and important aspects of Maori life. Shapes used in traditional Maori tattoos, tools and jewelry have meaning and purpose. Sziro Jewelry has created a collection of fine jewelry based on traditional Maori shapes and jewelry. These pieces have special meanings intended for the wearer and make thoughtful gifts.