NEW ZEALAND MAORI NECKLACE Traditional and Contemporary Designs "WORN BY WARRIORS"
SILVER HEI TIKI
Hei:To wear around the neck. Tiki:The name of the Maori God who created all things / The first man born to the Maori Gods.
The Hei-Tiki is an ornamental pendant of the Maori of New Zealand and is considered a ‘taonga’, meaning a treasure or anything highly prized.
Tiki was the first man born to the Maori Gods, Rangi & Papa and is revered as the bringer of knowledge. It has also been thought that the Hei Tiki is the image of God. The Hei Tiki also represents the human form and one's ancestors.
Traditionally used for protection and good luck, it links the past, present and future.
45mm x 23mm
Chain length 73cm / 730mm / 29 Inch
Weight 42g / 1.7oz
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