Hei Tiki ‘Te Ao’ / Tiki Pendant with Paua Eyes
NZ greenstone/pounamu, paua shell, flower jade, waxed blue cord
90 x 55 x 10mm
A jul21 #TS1
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.
Carved from Kawakawa pounamu this Hei Tiki holds Te Ao (the world) which is carved in flower jade.
Hei – to suspend, hang, ie on a cord