WHAKAARO MAAMA - CLARITY OF THOUGHT
A beautifully carved bone tiki with just the right amount of detail.
We have carved these in cow bone with Pāua Shell eyes - both materials with natural character which makes each piece individual and original.
View the photos, and the video, to appreciate the craftsmanship evident in this carving.
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 bone Tiki comes on a hand plaited Silver Grey cord or Black cord - both are length adjustable. Please use the drop down box to make your selection.
NOTE: if you would like a different coloured cord just let us know and we'll change that for you.
These will be shipped to you with DHL Express Courier.
Material: Bone; Pāua Shell Eyes
Cord Colour: Silver Grey or Black
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 68mm (2.6") long; 38mm (1.5") wide