Ceramic Bowl - Hei Matau (Strength)
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A Matter of Strength in New Zealand
The Maori people are a native tribe of New Zealand that have lived in different parts of Polynesia and Australia since the 8th century. Sea life and fishing are highly important matters for the Maoris, and the Hei Matau, which is generally carved out of whale bones and represents strength, is a very sacred symbol. It is believed to keep them safe and give them strength when going out to sea, and is also believed to bring good health.
It is a Matter of…
It wasn’t in vain that our ancestors believed that the open sea could make us ill... Yet these natives have been walking around half naked for thousands of years, so they must have some secret we don’t know about. Let us learn from them, and use this knowledge to our benefit.
Inspired by the whale, one of the most powerful animals of the sea, this is an ideal gift for those who you want to keep safe at all times, for it serves to protect, and for when you wish for someone's strength to grow. When you think of an “illness gift, get well soon gift, 'Mashallah' gift, Valentine's Day gift, anniversary gift, birthday gift'” this is the first thing that comes to mind.
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