FIRE WITHIN carved from a piece of beautiful, striking Red Jasper Stone. This is the first tiki we have carved in this material, and it is beautiful! This is an upright design, hands braced on the torso, staring ahead with the tongue protruding - the challenge offered....
FIRE WITHIN is beautifully carved. Look closely at the photos and the video and you will see detail and variation in the stone that, we think, makes jasper such a gorgeously rich, beautiful material.
FIRE WITHIN is a spectacular piece. The stone used sets it apart. It was carved from a deep red of piece of Jasper Stone, eye-catching, warm and wonderful to wear!
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.
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.
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Meaning: Fertility ~ Fortune ~ Creation
Material: Red Jasper Stone with Pāua Shell inlay eyes
Cord Colour: Wapiti Brown/Burgundy
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 65mm (2.5") long; 46mm (1.8") wide