Pohutukawa Heru

Pohutukawa Heru

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Adorned with mana and beauty

A heru (hair comb) is a strong representation of mana (prestige, worth) because of its association with the most sacred part of the body, the head. This heru is in the form of a double-sided wheku looking both forwards and backwards, watching over the wearer as a kaitiaki or guardian.

This heru has a special significance in that it is made of Pohutukawa from Hariki, the beach at Te Kaha where Michael Matchitt grew up. Traditionally worn by both men and women, you will not find another piece with this unique history.

16cm x 4.5cm x 80mm  30g