Nicely detailed Hei Tiki made from South Westland Pounamu. This has a nice fat belly and beautiful New Zealand Paua eyes. Hand carved by Malcolm Hooper.
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.
105 mm length
46 mm width
15 mm thickness
Comes with a red adjustable cord and a jute drawstring bag.