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KYOHEI - a beautiful New Zealand Pounamu Tiki pendant hand carved by Kyohei Noguchi.
Son of master bone carver Fumio Noguchi - we're thrilled to offer our first piece from Kyohei, and thought a KYOHEI Tiki would be an apt way of bringing his art to you.
This is a large and significant piece. It has been handcarved from New Zealand Marsden jade - a beautiful deep green stone with the occasional dark inclusion visible if you hold the tiki up to the light.
Kyohei has definitely inherited his fathers carving skill. He has developed this under the tutelage of Ric Moor specifically in jade, and in our view is someone to watch! This tiki is as good as any we've seen - creative design and beautifully carved. This is a collectable piece and we think will be a valuable piece that grace any collectors selection.
KYOHEI is wearable, but equally would make a stunning display piece.
View the video to appreciate the craftsmanship evident in this carving, and the lovely colour of the jade he has used.
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 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.
We will deliver this beautiful Tiki on a hand plaited black adjustable cord and will ship to you with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Fertility ~ Fortune ~ Creation
Material: New Zealand Pounamu with Mother Of Pearl Eyes
Artist: Kyohei Noguchi
Cord: Black Length: Adjustable
Size: 108mm (4.2") long; 60mm (2.3") wide