Flower jade, Kahurangi Pounamu Hei Tiki with characteristics of Pīpīwharauroa, meaning the shining cuckoo, a native bird from New Zealand.
This piece measures roughly 105 mm x 70 mm x 15 mm.
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 honour and status.
This piece was carved by Alex Sands.