Hei Matau represents strength and good health, luck and abundance, gives protection for travellers especially over water; and is considered a good luck charm for anyone with an affinity with the sea.
Norman Clark was one of New Zealand’s top carvers. Professionally carving since 1967 Norman exhibited worldwide in many top museums and art galleries. His pieces were highly sort after gifts by New Zealand diplomats travelling overseas due to their beauty and quality. His carvings were exhibited and sold around the world, notably as part of the landmark Te Maori exhibition in New York in 1984, and Sadly, Norman has passed away, and these are some of the last pieces from his Gallery.