Whalebone Hei Tiki / Tiki Pendant with Paua Eyes
whalebone, paua inserts, cord
88 x 43 x 9mm
The tiki is a carved abstract human form usually 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.
The three fingers of the tiki are said to represent birth, life and death.
Hei – to suspend or hang, ie from a cord.