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What is the Hei-Matau?

What is the Hei-Matau?

Posted by Aquacy Dive Watches on

Typically a Hei-Matau is a fish-hook shape carved out of ivory, bone shell, or wood.  Over time they also became ornate and were used as Jewelry.  The Maori people (native people of New Zealand) the Hei-Matau is a cultural treasure.  It represented several ideals including safe passage over water.  Originally they were used for fishing but today they are not functional and are more ornamental.  It is thought the Hei-Matau goes back thousands of years. The Hei-Matau inspired "water drop" logo for Aquacy dive watches took inspiration from the Hei-Matau and when famed explorer James Cook first made contact with...

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