Purata Tangiwai Hei Tiki

Sands Carving Studio


This stunning and translucent Tangiwai Pounamu Hei Tiki Pendant features beautiful carved pāua shell eyes inlaid in traditional red wax. It was carved by Alex Sands and measures 5 x 8.5 cm and will be hung by an adjustable muka (tan) hand-braided wax cord. 

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.