HANGAHANGA - CREATION
Stunning Kokopu Jade Tiki pendant hand carved in New Zealand by artist Yuki.
HANGAHANGA is hand carved from New Zealand Kokopu Jade - a striking and dreamy blueish green colour.
This is a medium sized tiki, with lots of body and a wonderful attention to the detail in these little icons.
View the video to appreciate the craftsmanship, and the variation of colour in the 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.
Delivery with DHL Express Courier is included in the price.
Meaning: Fertility ~ Fortune ~ Creation
Material: New Zealand Kokopu Jade with Pāua Shell eyes
Cord Colour: Silver Grey and Fern Green combo cord with Silver Floret and Fern Slip Knots
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 85mm (3.3") long; 54mm (2.1") wide