Monster Standing Hook


$380.00 NZD

This stunning Monster Hook (610mm high on Stand) is a contemporary representation of Te Matau a Maui (The fish hook of Maui). 

This artwork with its intricate design and super fine detail is crafted from Gaboon veneer plywood, medium density fiberboard (mdf) and embellished with Faux fur, NZ Paua & Mother of Pearl laminate.

To make your gift extra special we can add a gold plaque to the stand engraved with your custom inscription for only $20.00 (maximum 20 words)

This makes it customisable for any birthday or occasion!

Price includes FREE standard delivery within New Zealand and Australia (rural extra)

Design Inspiration

In ancient Maori folklore, the exploits of Maui (half God/half man) stand unrivaled.

On one such adventure Maui stowed away in the waka (canoe) when his four older brothers departed on a fishing expedition. When they were far from land Maui revealed himself and convinced his brothers  to paddle further out to the deepest sea where the fish would be in abundance.

With his enchanted fish hook which he had fashioned from the jawbone of his great grandmother, with its paua (abalone) shell eyes to see in the depths of the sea and a tuft of dog hair to keep the hook warm in the freezing depths and to retain the scent of the bait (blood from his nose) Maui cast his fishing line.

As soon as his hook descended to the ocean floor it was devoured by a giant fish. The ocean foamed and boiled as Maui struggled with all his strength to land the fish. Finally the fish yielded and floated to the surface.

Te Ika-a-Maui (The fish of Maui) more commonly known as the North Island of New Zealand had arisen in the South Pacific Ocean. Te Waka a Maui (The canoe of Maui) is known as the South Island and Stewart Island is Te Punga a Maui (Maui's anchor)

Te Matau a Māui represents not only the land, but also prosperity, fertility, and safe passage over water. It denotes the importance of fishing to Māori and their relationship to Tangaroa (god of the sea).


We normally ship within 5 working days from placement of order. Couriers can take a further 1-2 days for North Island delivery, 1-3 days for South Island and rural is up to 5 days. Untracked (Free) to Australia can take up to 15 days.

If you require your gift urgently, please advise the date you require it by in the further instructions field below or contact us ASAP. 

Size:    61cm x 28cm x 2cm (H x W x D)

Weight:  Approx 1.38kg

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