Hei Tiki / Tiki pendant – rare green colour from Waimea Creek, South Island, NZ
NZ inanga greenstone/pounamu, pounamu toggle, natural waxed cord
85 x 43 x 9mm
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. The three fingers of the tiki represent birth, life and death.
Hei – to suspend or hang ie from a cord