This Hei Tiki has been carved from New Zealand pounamu (greenstone/jade) by Moreton carvers based in Hokitika, South Island. The Hei Tiki (Hei – to tie around the neck/ Tiki – human ancestor) is a carved figure that can be worn as a neck ornament. Usually carved from pounamu (greenstone/jade) it is said to represent the first man born and is associated with fertility.
The Hei Tiki has become a cultural icon in New Zealand and is seen as a symbol of good luck and a link to the past, present and future.
Black wax cotton slip knot cord - 39 cm fully extended
Size: 3 x 2 cm
Made in New Zealand