PONO - LOYALTY
Jade Tiki pendant hand carved in New Zealand.
PONO is carved in Inanga jade - this particular stone is a gorgeous pale minty green colour with darker coloured striations running through the stone. It is an uncommon coloured jade and, I think, the perfect stone for this emblematic form.
This is a large piece which sits beautifully across the chest - a striking and very beautiful carving!
View the video to appreciate the craftsmanship evident in this carving, 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 Express Courier is included in the price.
Meaning: Fertility ~ Fortune ~ Creation
Material: New Zealand Inanga Jade with Pāua Shell eyes
Cord Colour: Pohutukawa Red and Navy Blue Combo Cord with Pohutukawa Red Popper and Slip Knots
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 60mm (2.3") long; 103mm (4") wide