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John - Hei Matau

Added on February 19th, 2011

John - Hei Matau

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Fish hook - wealth

The fish hook, or matau, is a symbol of prosperity and wealth because in a sea like the Pacific Ocean it was all that was needed to live without suffering for hunger.

Inside this design, forming its shape, there are a shark (adaptability and speed), a manta (freedom and elegance), a turtle (navigator and family) with a warrior mask on its shell (tradition, valiance), a sun (life, energy) and ...

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