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Maori Necklace | Tiki Te Rira
Maori Necklace | Tiki Te Rira

TUWHARETOA BONE

Maori Necklace | Tiki Te Rira

Regular price $53.00 USD

MAORI NECKLACE
Traditional and Contemporary Designs
"WORN BY WARRIORS"

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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. Rira means to have strength, to be strong.

According to one tradition, 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 a God, ‘Hei’ meaning to wear around the neck and ‘Tiki’ being the name of the Maori God who created all things.

  • 70mm x 45mm (2.75” x 1.77”)

  • Maori Inspired Design
  • Cattle Bone and Paua Shell

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