These intricately hand carved bone Maori fishhook earrings are approximately 1-1/2" long. The Maori Hook (hei matau) design is an important Maori symbol, as the God Maui was believed to have hooked a mighty fish that became the North Island
of New Zealand. With such a reliance on the sea for food, the fish hook design represents strength, good health,
prosperity and safe travel over water.