Hei Tiki / Tiki Pendant, with stand (Cord can be removed for display)
NZ dark kapitea flower jade from the Arahura River, waxed cord, swamp silver pine stand
90 x 79 x 9mm (height on stand 118mm)
W aug20 #AB202
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.
Hei – to suspend, hang, ie on a cord