This is a lovely, simple tiki carved in deer antler. Small and carved with rounded edges and gentle curves - the eyes are pāua shell. This is a wonderful piece if you would like something traditional but small - or if you are looking for a gift for a child.
Using antler for these little carvings guarantees an original piece! The design is the same for each piece, but they are all hand carved and the grain and colouring of the material is a little different for every one we make.
The Tiki is a very ancient symbol and is by far the least understood. There are a number of legends in relation to its meaning. Some legends say the tiki came from the stars and that he was the first man of the world. Often tiki are depicted with webbed feet which suggests a link to the creatures of the sea.
Other legends say tiki was respected as the teacher of all things and the wearer of this symbol is therefore seen to possess clarity of thought, loyalty, great inner knowledge and strength of character.
Perhaps most commonly, tiki is seen as a symbol of fertility, and was believe to have been worn by women seeking to have children. It was seen as a way to improve fertility.
We have these in natural bone HERE
We will ship this pendant to you on a hand plaited pale honey adjustable cord.
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Material: Deer Antler; Pāua shell eyes
Cord Colour: Pale Honey
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 43mm (1.7") long; 27mm (1") wide