Raukaraka Hei Tiki - Pounamu Tiki Penadant | Arapo Whata

Sands Carving Studio


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.

This piece is carved from Raukaraka Pounamu and measures 10x6 cm. It features beautiful gradient hues of yellow and green. The eyes are inlaid with notched paua shell and was carved by Arapo Whata.