The Tiki is an ancestral piece worn in remembrance of past ancestors and Whanau/family members.
It is thought to hold the power (Mana) of previous owners and aid the person who wears it.
This Hei Tiki can only be hung vertically as shown in the photos. It is smooth on the back.
This Tiki is carved from pounamu we have collected from the Martyr River in the Haast area of South Westland on the West Coast of the South Island.
The Tiki has a waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time. It has four strands of cord that have been hand platted into a special, round, 4-plait. The cord is adjustable by pinching the special knots between your thumb and finger and pulling.
The Toki is 85mm in length and 45mm at its widest.