Hei Matau II | Haylie Fry

Haylie Fry

$275.00

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'Hei Matau II' A striking carved piece by Haylie Fry inspired by the Maōri fish hook. This taonga is carved from an authenticated Ngai Tahu pounamu stone. 

Hei Matau design represents strength, prosperity, fertility, good luck and safe travels over water.

Dimensions: 45mm x 30mm with adjustable ginger & blonde 4 braid cord.

Artist Bio

South Island artist, Haylie Fry works from her Westcoast studio in Kawatiri (Westport). A self taught carver, with a deep love for her whanau, being creative and the spiritual connection of Pounamu. Her whakapapa in Aotearoa has strong roots in Motueka, Tai Tokerau and Te Tai Poutini. Through her upbringing in these areas she has developed a bond with te moana me te awa. Her connection with water guided her on the journey of exploring the treasures that come from such places and she naturally began to move towards appreciating and eventually working with kohatu. Working within the framework of kaitiakitanga (guardianship), wairuatanga (spiritual connection) and whanaungatanga (connection). These values are at the heart of her kaupapa (Purpose) the journey is one of both receiving and giving. Part of her giving back is to support her community, and her tamariki, who whakapapa to Ngai Tahu, to connect with te ao Maori through mahi toi.

SKU: HF04 TAG: Pounamu
 

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