STRENGTH OF CHARACTER
Beautiful Jade Tiki pendants hand carved by New Zealand Master Jade Carver - Ross Crump.
These have been handcarved from New Zealand Marsden jade which is found in a small, remote area in the South Island - a favourite stone of carvers.
View the video to appreciate the craftsmanship evident in this carving, and the variation of colour in the flower jade.
The tiki is a well recognised symbol in Maori culture, but also has historical roots in Hawaiian and wider Polynesian cultures. It is believed to symbolise fertility, and was often worn by women as a fertilising symbol. Its form is believed to represent a human embryo, often carved with the hands placed on the loins in what is believed to be a direct reference to fertility.
These pendants were traditionally highly valued and wearers were seen to possess clarity of thought, loyalty, great inner knowledge and strength of character.
The tiki is believed by some to have come from the stars, and was regarded as the 'first man'. He was (and still is) believed to have a positive influence on fertility, and to bring the wearer good luck.
We have THREE of these Tiki. Each is slightly different with minor variation in carving and in the look of the jade.
Please use the drop-down menu to select the piece that you would like - use the cord colour as your guide.
We will ship to you with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Fertility ~ Fortune ~ Creation
Material: New Zealand Jade, Pounamu
Artist: Ross Crump
Cord Colour: Black with Manuka Green Popper; Grey/Red/Black Cord with Pohutukawa Red Floret; Black with Burnt Gold Popper
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 82mm (3.2") long; 44mm (1.7") wide