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Maori Necklace | Tiki Kotiate
Maori Necklace | Tiki Kotiate
Maori Necklace | Tiki Kotiate

TUWHARETOA BONE

Maori Necklace | Tiki Kotiate

Regular price $53.00 USD

MAORI NECKLACE
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The Hei-Tiki is an ornamental pendant of the Maori of New Zealand and is considered a ‘taonga’, meaning a valuable treasure.

This Hei Tiki is holding a traditional Maori weapon called a Kotiate.

The Kotiate was a prized weapon and also favored by chiefs when speech-making. It is a curiously shaped weapon and noted for the carved notches on either side of the blade. The notches were used in a ripping action. The word kotiate literally means 'to divide, split in two'.

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’ is the name of the Maori God who created all things.

  • 77mm x 40mm (3” x 1.57”)

  • Maori Inspired Design
  • Cattle Bone and Paua Shell

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