A very beautiful Marsden Pounamu. Has a pīpīwharauroa character -the shimmering quality looking like the feathers of the shining cuckoo. Carved by Jeremy Dalzell this is a large Hei Matau approximately 9.5 x 4 cm. Hei Matau are worn as a talisman for bringing in luck and abundance and are worn to protect the traveller particularly over water.
Pounamu Hei Matau