Hei Tiki with paua eyes
NZ Greenstone/pounamu Tangiwai, red wax and paua inlay, red waxed cord
95 x 58 x 15
Wn Nov23 #70-5
The tiki is a carved abstract human form often made of greenstone. 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 tiki (hei – to suspend or hang ie from a cord)