Hei Toki / Toki Pendant
NZ greenstone/pounamu, waxed cord, paua inlay eye
60 x 50 x 10mm
A sep21jp #AK-100
The tiki is a carved abstract human form usually made of greenstone/pounamu. The tiki is said to represent the first man or the first woman, and can be worn for good luck, protection from evil, and fertility. This Hei Toki takes it’s wedge form from the customary practice of old time Maori repurposing stone adze heads which no longer served their original purpose recycling valuable material and time and energy invested in one object into another.
Hei – to suspend, hang, ie on a cord to wear