Raukaraka Hei Tiki - Pounamu Tiki Penadant

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 honor and status.

This piece is carved from Raukaraka Pounamu and measures 138 x 85 x 7mm. It features beautiful gradient hues of yellow and green. The eyes are inlaid with notched paua shell and was carved by Yuki Tanaka.