Nicely detailed Hei Tiki made from stunning KawakawaPounamu with well defined features. This piece hangs beautifully on a slight angle. Eyes are made from NZ Paua. Hand carved, signed and dated by John Kerwin.
Hei Tiki is a symbol of fertility and good luck. It is also said to bring the wearer strength of character, allowing one to be loyal, clear headed and perceptive. The Tiki will often be depicted with its tongue poking out for protection.
Pounamu or Greenstone is regarded as a stone sacred to the gods by the Maori of New Zealand. As a Taonga -meaning treasured, and it should be worn with respect and pride. Pounamu is a gift from the heart.
50 mm length
85 mm width
15 mm thickness
Comes with anadjustable cord and a jute drawstring bag.