Raukaraka Pounamu Hei Tiki - Niki Nepia

Sands Carving Studio


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 piece is carved from Raukaraka Pounamu and measures 160 x 8 mm. It features beautiful gradient hues of yellow and green. The eyes are inlaid with notched paua shell and was carved by Niki Nepia.

Niki Nepia is renowned for his blend of traditional and modern artistry. Having trained under several Chinese master carvers and esteemed Jade artisans in New Zealand, his prowess is evident. Niki continually challenges his artistic boundaries, crafting pieces that stand out for their innovation, distinctiveness, and intricate detail.

Collections: Tiki, Traditional Carving

Category: hei tiki, niki nepia, raukaraka, Tiki

Type: Hei Tiki