Aotea Hei TIki - Pounamu Tiki Pendant

Sands Carving Studio


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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 Hei Tiki is carved from Aotea stone, a rare stone found only in one area of South Westland, NZ. Also known as Hine, the stone is a blend of kyanite(blue), fushsite(green) and Quartz (white) and can often have a glittery appearance. 

This Tiki has beautiful layers of blue, green and white.  It is hung by an adjustable muka hand platted cord and hand carved by Yuki Tanaka.

This piece measures: 99 x 66 x 10mm.