Hei Matau is a jade carving in the shape of a highly stylised fish hook typical of the Māori people of New Zealand. They represent strength, good luck and safe travel across water..
It took a long time to find the jade pendant I loved enough to take home with me this time but I have it now ... a small piece of New Zealand to take away with me.
Jayme Anderson's work can be purchased online at the Hokitika Craft Gallery. Although it's better if you can just pop in and just get a feel for the piece that is yours.
Gert gifted me this exquisite piece of Marsden jade.