Aotea stone hei tiki carved by Alex Sands. This Aotea stone is from Bruce Bay in the south island of New Zealand. This piece of stone has come from an old collection from the early 90s.
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.