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Extra Large 580mm Hanging Wooden Hook Artwork

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Extra Large 580mm Hanging Wooden Hook Artwork

This stunning monster hook (580mm high) is a contemporary representation of Te Matau a Maui (The fish hook of Maui). Beautifully handcrafted this artwork will transform any wall in your home or office into a fantastic feature wall.

This artwork with its intricate design and super fine detail is crafted from Gaboon veneer plywood, medium density fibreboard (mdf) and embellished with Faux fur, NZ Paua & Mother of Pearl laminate.

To make your gift extra special we can add a gold plaque or laser engrave to the back with your custom inscription for only $30.00

This makes it customisable for any birthday or occasion!

Design Inspiration

In ancient Maori folklore, the exploits of Maui (half God/half man) stand unrivaled.

On one such adventure Maui stowed away in the waka (canoe) when his four older brothers departed on a fishing expedition. When they were far from land Maui revealed himself and convinced his brothers  to paddle further out to the deepest sea where the fish would be in abundance.

With his enchanted fish hook which he had fashioned from the jawbone of his great grandmother, with its paua (abalone) shell eyes to see in the depths of the sea and a tuft of dog hair to keep the hook warm in the freezing depths and to retain the scent of the bait (blood from his nose) Maui cast his fishing line.

As soon as his hook descended to the ocean floor it was devoured by a giant fish. The ocean foamed and boiled as Maui struggled with all his strength to land the fish. Finally the fish yielded and floated to the surface.

Te Ika-a-Maui (The fish of Maui) more commonly known as the North Island of New Zealand had arisen in the South Pacific Ocean. Te Waka a Maui (The canoe of Maui) is known as the South Island and Stewart Island is Te Punga a Maui (Maui’s anchor)

Te Matau a Māui represents not only the land, but also prosperity, fertility, and safe passage over water. It denotes the importance of fishing to Māori and their relationship to Tangaroa (god of the sea).

Product Details:

  • Total Height: 580mm
  • Size: 580mm x 280mm x 20mm
  • Material: 
    • Gaboon veneer plywood
    • Medium density fibreboard (mdf)
    • Embellished with Faux fur
    • NZ Paua laminate.
  • Made: Made in New Zealand

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