NEW ZEALAND MAORI TIKI RING Traditional and Contemporary Designs "WORN BY WARRIORS"
ADJUSTABLE SILVER TIKI RING
This unique contemporary Tiki ring is a bold statement piece and would make the perfect gift for a loved one or a special gift to yourself.
According to Maori tradition, Tiki represents Hine-te-iwaiwa, a celebrated ancestress associated with fertility and the virtuous qualities of Maori womanhood. In marriage, the family of the husband often gave a Tiki to the bride to help her conceive. In some Maori tribes, the Tiki was buried when their guardian (the wearer) died and would later be retrieved and brought out in times of mourning. It would then be handed to the next generation to be worn. This is how the mana (importance) of the tiki continued to increase.
Tiki is the chief son of Rangi and Papa (the Sky Father and the Earth Mother). The belief is some Tiki serve as dwelling places for ancestral spirits, while others are vessels for gods and supernatural beings.
Details: • Highly Detailed • Adjustable in size: 7, 8, 9 • Sterling Silver Coated • Protective Nano Coating • • 4mm Red Cubic Zirconia for the eyes ______
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