THIS IS A FULL SIZE HEI TIKI. This tiki is now mirror polished. Made from most sought after translucent GEM QUALITY Marsden jade from South island of New Zealand. THIS PIECE OF JADE IS ALMOST clean (apart from some spotting at the nose, hardly visible and some kawakawa spots visible against light) and is the best part of the block and very/fully translucent! Beautiful tactile high polish finish and thick plaited black adjustable waxed cord ready to wear from the concealed hole at the back.
4" X 2 1/16 " x 1/2 INCHES. 103 X 53 X 12 MMS.
Commonly known as a good luck charm the tiki is also considered a symbol of fertility. Assumed to be clear thinking, perceptive, loyal and knowledgeable, the wearers strength is their character. The Tiki is a talisman to the Maori people, and has been regarded as a good luck charm from the ancient times.
The Maori believe the Tiki represents the unborn human embryo. The most valuable tiki's were carved from greenstone and were handed down through the generations as treasured possessions. Please check my auctions that offer.
Made in New Zealand by New Zealand Carver in. Prices (for generic and not well finished stuff) too!My auctions offer you the choice, range and reasonable prices too! The item "Nephrite Maori Greenstone Pounamu Des HETHERINGTON GEM MARSDEN HiPolish HEI TIKI" is in sale since Thursday, January 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "nzgreenstone" and is located in Panania, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.