New Zealand Pounamu Hei Tiki

$3,680.00 NZD
$3,680.00 NZD $3,680.00 NZD
SKU:
NBTIKI3680P

Of all adornments traditionally worn by Māori, the hei tiki was the most esteemed and highly prized, thought to represent the first man in Māori legend and one's ancestors. Māori believe that when pounamu is worn, a person’s mauri - their life force or essence – is transferred to the stone. Meaning, when this piece is passed on to future generations it is thought to still behold the mauri of previous owners, aiding in forming lasting connections with ancestors and bestowing strength and prosperity on the new wearer. This skillfully crafted hei tiki is carved from an exceptional piece of New Zealand pounamu. It was made by Neil Brown to begin the tradition of linking the past, present and future in a treasured piece to be passed down through generations. 

 

 

 


Stone:
New Zealand Pounamu
Size:
50mm x 100mm
$3,680.00 NZD $3,680.00 NZD
SKU:
NBTIKI3680P

Description

Of all adornments traditionally worn by Māori, the hei tiki was the most esteemed and highly prized, thought to represent the first man in Māori legend and one's ancestors. Māori believe that when pounamu is worn, a person’s mauri - their life force or essence – is transferred to the stone. Meaning, when this piece is passed on to future generations it is thought to still behold the mauri of previous owners, aiding in forming lasting connections with ancestors and bestowing strength and prosperity on the new wearer. This skillfully crafted hei tiki is carved from an exceptional piece of New Zealand pounamu. It was made by Neil Brown to begin the tradition of linking the past, present and future in a treasured piece to be passed down through generations. 

 

 

 


Artist

Carved by
Neil Brown

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All our pendants come on an adjustable cord, unless otherwise stated. Our gold necklaces come with a complimentary gold-plated chain.

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Hei Tiki

The Hei Tiki represents the human form and one's ancestors. Traditionally passed from parent to child or used for protection and good luck. It links the past, present and future.

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