TŪPUNA - an Ancestor or Grandparent
Just arrived in our store this beautiful, hand carved 'wheku' pendant. Carved in detail, this is a little work of art - and it looks fantastic worn. The craftsmanship is of the highest standard - zoom in and look closely at the care that has been taken to create this little masterpiece.
This piece is hand carved from deer antler and has pāua shell inlay for the eyes. We have bound this in Black and with our Paradise Blue cord - which complements the aquamarine colour of the pāua eyes - colours of the South Pacific.
The video will reveal the beauty of this piece - it is carved with quite some detail and because we have used deer antler, it has a wonderful variable character.
Wheku, meaning 'carved face', generally depicts the face of an ancestor.
The Wheku is often found at the apex of the gable on a Wharenui, the Maori meeting house, and symbolises an important ancestor after whom the house was named.
Today the carved wheku is increasingly seen in other places like pendants and tattoos.
These are all hand-carved pieces, so each is an original. We have bound them with different coloured cords to complement the colours in the individual pieces.
Please use the drop-down menu to select the piece that you would like - thank you!
Delivered to you with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Ancestor ~ Heritage ~ Spirit
Material: Deer Antler; Pāua Shell eyes
Cord: Kalahari, Manuka Green or Olive; Length - Adjustable
Size: 41mm (1.6") long; 27mm (1") wide