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The Tiki is a very ancient symbol and, while quickly recognised, is by far the least understood of traditional carved designs. There are a number of legends in relation to its meaning. Some say the Tiki came from the stars and that he was the first man of the world. Other theories suggest that tiki represents the human embryo - forming life. He is believed to have a strong link to the sea - often being depicted with webbed feet.
We have named this piece INTROSPECTION - a symbol of fertility and creation. Very apt for this beautiful work of art hand carved in whalebone.
The inlaid eyes are made from our beautiful and richly coloured cold water Pāua Shell. This is an enchanting and original piece of art.
INTROSPECTION is made to be worn and cherished. Over time it will develop further character through wearing. Whale bone is quite porous and will absorb body oils. It will take on a golden colour over time. Local belief would say that the pendant becomes a part of you.
A beautiful piece of traditional art, hand made to wear.
Delivery to you with Express Courier is included in the price.
Will also include our 'Kia Ora' card, which will explain the meaning behind the Tiki design.
Meaning: Good Fortune ~ Fertility ~ Creation
Material: Whalebone with Pāua Shell Eyes
Cord Colour: Thick Black/Flax cord with Flax Popper
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 39mm (1.5") long; 66mm (2.6") wide