The Maōri Hook or ‘Hei Matau’ is a fishhook symbol deriving from the Maōri people of New Zealand. For the Maōri, Hei Matau is a cultural treasure. The legend has it that the North Island of New Zealand was once a huge fish that was caught by the great mariner Maui using only a woven line and a hook made from the jawbone of his grandmother. The Maōri believe that the shape of Hawke’s Bay is that of the Hei Matau, which caught in the fish’s side on the beach, consequently leading them to name the North Island “The fish of Maui”.
The Maōri Hook Mala represents strength, prosperity, abundance, fertility, and great respect for the sea. It is also said to provide good luck and safety when traveling over water, so it is often worn by travelers. Since Be The Light Malas was created in Fort Lauderdale Beach, it was undeniable to incorporate the incredible symbol of the Hei Matau in our debut online collection.
Gemstones Magic & Lore
Black Tourmalinated Quartz~
This gemstone combines the properties of Clear Quartz and Black Tourmaline. The meshing of these two minerals creates a powerful healing energy that works together to restore harmony and tranquility. Clear Quartz helps to elevate your consciousness and bring clarity into your life by working as an amplifier, which makes it one of the most powerful tools for crystal healing. Black Tourmaline a powerful crystal for protection and elimination of negative energy. Together, it deflects negative energy while helping to unlock any energy blockages within the body.
Enhances mental power and resilience. Lavender Amethyst is favored by monks in assisting them during meditation practice and rituals. It will stop a chain reaction of negativity by cutting off negative energy. When wearing this mala, close your eyes and take a deep breath. The vision and the answers of the future will emerge, as warm and comforting energy will gradually build up in your body.
Details:: The Maōri Hook Mala is crafted with 8mm Black Tourmalinated Quartz, Lavender Amethyst, .925 Sterling Silver pendant with zirconia-pave stones. It's hand-knotted on grey silk thread. Hangs approx. 24"
*Be The Light Malas are unique and handcrafted, using AAA grade ethically sourced gemstones and materials.