This is a stand out Tiki, hand carved by Ana Krakosky - we are delighted to have this available for sale.
MOTUKINO is a small to medium sized tiki, carved in a wonderful deep green piece of New Zealand Marsden jade. This is a gorgeous stone appropriately designed and carved by Ana.
This piece is a traditional design as interpreted by Ana - deep set eyes highlighted with a bright notched Pāua Shell. The hands are braced on the thighs and the tongue protrudes from a wide mouth.
The Pāua Shell eyes pierce deep into your soul!
MOTUKINO - is a spectacular piece, just like the island it's named after! A tiki to wear and enjoy every day!
A LITTLE ABOUT THE TIKI...
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 who believed that it would promote fertility. Pregnant women wore tiki to promote a healthy and easy birth. They would wear the piece during the birth - and recite karakia, prayers, to the tiki asking for assistance in the birth of their child. 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.
This Tiki is signed in Gold with the artists mark on the back.
Shipping to you with Express Courier is included in the price.
Meaning: Fertility ~ Fortune ~ Creation
Artist: Ana Krakosky
Material: New Zealand Pounamu, Jade with Pāua Shell Inlay Eyes
Cord Colour: Mokohinau Blue/Manuka Green cord
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 73mm (2.8") long; 39mm (1.5") wide