Tarapu Aotea Hei Tiki - Striped Aotea Stone Hei Tiki

Sands Carving Studio


Aotea stone hei tiki carved by Alex Sands. Aotea stone is made up of green Fuschite, blue Kyanite and white Quartz, no two pieces are ever the same and is a rare blue stone only found in South Westland New Zealand. 

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 measures 11 x 4.5 cm and is hung by an adjustable hand-plaited black wax fibre cord. It was carved by Alex Sands