Here are the pictures of the Finished Maori Hei Matau. I enjoyed working with the Brazilian Rosewood. It is a medium hard, close grained wood. It will take fine detailed carving. I plan on more projects with what I have left. I did struggle with the lashing. The links I found on the subject weren't detailed enough for me, so tied and retied until I felt pleased with the results.
I used brown and cream un-waxed linen cord for the necklace with brown for the lashing.
I used black marble stone beads for the slide and keepers.