Marsden Mike B (In the Des tiki box middle compartment RHS). TO BE HUNG FROM THE SIDE. Made from LIGHT GREEN MARSDEN jade from South island of New Zealand. THIS PIECE OF JADE IS ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE LIGHT GREEN UNIFORM COLOURED PIECE MAKING THIS TIKI ONE OF A KIND!
Beautiful tactile matt/satin finish and thick plaited 2 tone adjustable waxed cord ready to wear from the SIDE. 4 3/8" x 2 5/8 " x 1/2 inches MEDIUM TO BIG. 110 x 62 x 13 mms. MIKE B IS THE DISCIPLE OF CHARLIE WILSON (RAPONI) who is one of the oldest & top tiki carver in my opinion (whose work appears on New Zealand post stamps and one ounce solid gold coin) hence the similar style.
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.
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It may take upto 4 weeks for this item to be delivered in some cases. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "nzgreenstone" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.