Beautiful New Zealand Jade Tiki pendant hand carved for us by Ross Crump. This piece will become a part of your family, it quite distinctive and we are delighted to have these available for sale.
WISE COUNCIL is made from New Zealand Marsden jade found in a small area outside of Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand. It is quite rare and very beautiful.
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.
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.
We will ship to you with Express Courier.
Meaning: Fertility ~ Fortune ~ Creation
Material: New Zealand Jade
Artist: Ross Crump
Cord: Black Cord
Size: 72mm (2.8") long; 40mm (1.5") wide