New Zealand Pounamu Hei Tiki with Paua Eyes

$1,780.00 NZD
$1,780.00 NZD $1,780.00 NZD
SKU:
AKATIKI1780P
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Hei tiki are a complex form and one of our most challenging designs to carve by hand, requiring an artist to work with precision and skill. Traditionally passed from parent to child, or used for protection and good luck, the hei tiki is said to link the past, present and future. This dark green New Zealand pounamu tiki was crafted by local Rotorua artist Akapita Scally from an exceptional piece of stone with yellow hues which run down one side of the piece. Etched detailing runs throughout the design to create the features of the tiki and the stone is inlaid with glowing paua shell eyes.

Size:
67mm x 40mm
Stone:
New Zealand Pounamu
$1,780.00 NZD $1,780.00 NZD
SKU:
AKATIKI1780P

Description

Hei tiki are a complex form and one of our most challenging designs to carve by hand, requiring an artist to work with precision and skill. Traditionally passed from parent to child, or used for protection and good luck, the hei tiki is said to link the past, present and future. This dark green New Zealand pounamu tiki was crafted by local Rotorua artist Akapita Scally from an exceptional piece of stone with yellow hues which run down one side of the piece. Etched detailing runs throughout the design to create the features of the tiki and the stone is inlaid with glowing paua shell eyes.

Hei Tiki

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.

Our Packaging

Our Packaging

We consider every element we use, when packing your piece. From sustainable materials to meaningful details such as artist profile cards. From November 2021 we will be offering a Premium Gift Wrap service.

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Why choose Pounamu?

If you're looking for a reason to buy something meaningful, and haven't quite made your mind up yet, read our top 10 reasons to gift. From supporting local artists, to the deep meaning associated to the stone.

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Our promise

Hand carved

Hand carved

Smooth lines, soft finishes, no scratches and no cuts.

Sustainable packaging

Sustainable packaging

Wherever possible we use sustainable packaging.

Gift wrapping

Gift wrapping

We offer free gift wrapping on all purchases.

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