Paraoa - Whale Bone Hei Tiki

Sands Carving Studio


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Hei tiki represent the form of the first human, worn by Māori they are a prestigious gift. Hei tiki are a remembrance  of Tupuna (ancestors) that guide us forward. Hei tiki can be seen as ornaments of honor and status.

This horizontal Paraoa - Whalebone Hei Tiki features inlaid paua eyes and whakairo designs. It will be hung on a tan adjustable wax cord. 

This piece is 9.5 cm in length. 

***N.B: We are unable to ship Whalebone items outside of NZ***

This piece was hand carved by Alex Sands