New Zealand Greenstone Traditional Hei Tiki Necklace | Mountain Jade New Zealand

New Zealand Greenstone

Traditional Hei Tiki Necklace

SKU:
TAMATK3280P-1
$3,280.00 NZD
Stone: Sourced from New Zealand

Features

Carved from certified New Zealand jade

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Shaped by the hands of Tamaora Walker

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Story

In Maori mythology Tiki personifies primeval man. He was the first man created – a kind of Maori Adam – the offspring of Tane, chief of the sons of Rangi and Papa (the Sky Father and the Earth Mother). Generally speaking, all carvings that resemble the human form, regardless of their sex, may be called tiki. They were most commonly carved in wood, however when carved in jade and worn around the neck were regarded as taonga of the highest order. Taonga worthy of being passed down for generations and buried with their owner to be later exhumed. Some wooden tiki served as dwelling places for ancestral spirits, while others served as the vehicles of gods and other supernatural entities, this is evident, however when carved in jade, modern scholars agree that their meaning is far more unclear. Hopefully over time scholars will uncover more information about what they represented and continue to represent in Maori culture.

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    Standard (Tracked)

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    EST Delivery 1-2 business days

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    FREE
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