PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE RIND PART OF THE STONE AND NEEDS REGULAR OILING TILL THE BODY OILS DO THEIR JOB (WHEN REGULARLY WORN). Made from most sought after KOKOPU jade from South island of New Zealand.
THIS PIECE OF JADE IS ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE with KOKOPU (Maori name for Trout) spotting and is the most sought after and rare pounamu! Beautiful tactile matt/satin finish and thick plaited adjustable waxed cord ready to wear from the semi-concealed hole at the top. 3 3/8" x 2 1/16 " x 3/8 inches. 85 x 52 x 10 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 JADE Greenstone Pounamu DESs New Zealand Medium KOKOPU HEI TIKI" is in sale since Thursday, June 13, 2019.
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.