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Hei Matau

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Kihoro Hohepa Tauira (Student)
Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Rongomai
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$200 NZD

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40mm x 34mm
3674KH
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Coastal and river-based Māori tribes traditionally used a variety of fishhooks and lures. Hooks and lures varied in shape, material and design. Today hei matau (fishhooks) have become symbolic of traditional Māori technology and continue to symbolize a relationship to Tangaroa, God of the sea.