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THE CREATOR - a Collectable Hand Carved Tiki
A beautiful RARE New Zealand Arahura Jade Pounamu Tiki pendant hand carved by Tim Steel.
This is a large and a very significant piece of traditional carving. It has been handcarved from beautiful New Zealand Arahura Jade. Beautiful minty greens are at the forefront of this stunning Tiki yet immersed in deep greens, a striking piece of Arahura Pounamu.
Tim's attention to detail and his precise and creative carving have resulted in a very unique and special piece. We see a lot of tiki and this is one of the finest that we've seen.
We've hand plaited a double Manuka Green/Black cord to accentuate the beautiful green tones in this very unique jade. THE CREATOR is wearable, but equally would make a stunning display piece.
View the video to appreciate the craftsmanship evident in this carving, and the variation of colour in the jade.
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 Manuka Green/Black adjustable cord and will ship to you with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Fertility ~ Fortune ~ Creation
Material: New Zealand Arahura Jade Pounamu with Pāua Shell Eyes
Artist: Tim Steel
Cord: Manuka Green/Black Cord with Black Slipknots and Popper Length: Adjustable
Size: 60mm (2.3") long; 97mm (3.8") wide