Symbol Meanings

Hei Tiki

Hei Tiki represent the form
of the first human and are a
prestigious gift when worn
by Māori.

Hei tiki are a remembrance of
Tupuna (ancestors) that guide us forward. Hei tiki can
be seen as ornaments of honor and status.

Hei Toki

In the ancient Māori world,
the Toki are adze that were
vital tools in everyday life.

Toki have come to represent
the strength and skill of an
individual, and the
acquisition of knowledge and mana (prestige).

Rei Niho

Rei niho carved from
pounamu maintain the beauty of the traditional chiefly
taonga carved from the teeth
of Tohorā (whale) known as Rei Puta.

Rei Niho symbolise the
intimate connection between Maori and Tohorā.


Koru is the form of the fern
frond, which are found
throughout the forests of Aotearoa. Koru represent the growth, the potential and
peace found in the whenua

They are also gifts of love
and friendship.


The twisting pikorua represents balance in all

In its eternal connectedness
and perpetual movement we
see the balance of feminine
and masculine, positive and
negative, dark and light.

Matau Manaia

Matau manaia are
contemporary forms and wearable taonga, that
provide protection to their wearer.

The Matau Manaia personifies
Tangaroa, the guardian over
all living creatures in ngā
puna wai (water sources).


Porohita are the circle that represent the completion of
cycles and is often seen in
the sky through the celestial bodies, Tama-nui-te-rā and Hina-te-Marama, the sun and
the moon.

This pendant may be the ideal gift for one who you wish to
tether your life around.


Roimata carved in the form
of teardrops, are a Tohu
(sign) of our emotions in
times of joy, sadness,
celebration and tribulation.

They remind us of our
humanity, our history, and
our tipuna (ancestors) who
support us going forward.

Ngutu Huia

Huia were symbols of status, mana and beauty. These birds were sought after by Maori
and used for chiefly

Both their feathers and their
beaks are highly prized. Now
extinct, their likeness and
symbolic status is preserved
in pounamu.


Through the timeless depiction of the heart we are
able to experience the mana of the pounamu.

The exchange between
European design and the
indigenous culture of Aotearoa, New Zealand.


hale tails are a symbol of the
Tohorā (whale). Tohorā are
the kaitiaki (guardians) of
the realm of Tangaroa (God
of the Ocean).

In the Maori world, they are
an omen of the supernatural
and a sign of abundance because of their many offerings, even in death