An amazing hand carved Tiki from an incredible piece of Inanga flower Jade. This is a stunning carving with the most incredible colours and hues. A beautiful example of a Hei Tiki from a very talented Carver.
According to legends Tiki was the first man on Earth who originated from the stars. The first mortal person who created the first woman after his image. The exact meaning of the Tiki is disputed. There are several opinions but the most accepted are that the Tiki stands for fertility. Traditionally regarded as a good luck charm meant to keep evil spirits away.
Genuine West Coast Inanga Greenstone from the Arahura River area, West Coast. A grey-green colour. It is either very translucent or quite opaque. Highly prized by the Māori and the desired material for making Mere and Patu. The most prized Greenstone in New Zealand is flower jade, Greenstone with pale green or ochre clouds of colour. This distinctive patterning and colouring come from the outside rim or 'rind' of the greenstone boulders or stones where the surface has oxidised.
Hand Carved by Des Hetherington
87mm long x 71mm wide
Call Now : 033650461
Email : email@example.com
Address : Unit 1, Durham Street North, Christchurch, 8013
Shipping & Payment Policy
Returns & Refunds Policy
Track Your Order
Moko Pounamu - Greenstone
Te Wahi Pounamu - Informative
Just Greenstone - Informative
Be the first to know about exciting new designs, special events, store openings and much more.
Developed By Karan Kumar, Designed By Designco