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Tangiwai Greenstone Tiki
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Tangiwai Greenstone Tiki

Tangiwai Greenstone Tiki


A magnificent handcrafted Hei Tiki from the most amazing piece of Tangiwai, showcasing the deep rich colours of the stone. The incredible attention to detail in this carving is exceptional. An absolutely amazing piece from an expert 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 Tangiwai Nephrite Jade from the Douglas Creek  area, West Coast. A translucent to transparent olive green to bluish-green variety of serpentine known as Bowentine.  Often known as Koko-Tangiwai.

Hand Carved by Des Hetherington


50mm long x 89mm wide 


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