NEW ZEALAND MAORI NECKLACE Traditional and Contemporary Designs "WORN BY WARRIORS"
STYLIZED HEI TIKI
Introducing our beautifully hand-carved stylized tiki, expertly crafted from cattle bone with paua shell inlays for the eyes. Measuring 50mm high by 45mm wide, this contemporary circular* design is inspired by the Maori Poupou** figures and is suitable for both men and women.
This commanding piece is not only a stunning work of art, but it also holds significant meaning in Maori culture as a symbol of protection and good luck. This tiki is sure to become a treasured addition to your collection.
* In Maori culture, the circle is a common element in art and design, and it holds significant meaning. The circle is often seen as a symbol of unity and completeness, representing the unity of all things and the cyclical nature of life. It can also represent continuity and the eternal nature of the universe.
In Maori art, the circle is often used to represent the idea of wholeness and the interconnectedness of all living things. It is also seen as a symbol of protection, and is believed to have the power to bring good luck and ward off evil spirits. The circle is a deeply meaningful and important symbol in Maori culture, and it is often incorporated into traditional art and design as a way to honor and respect the cultural beliefs of the Maori people.
** A Poupou, also known as a carved ancestral figure, is a traditional Maori artwork that is highly prized for its cultural significance and symbolism. Poupou are often found in marae (meeting houses) and are used to represent cultural heroes. The figures are usually carved from wood and are highly decorative, with intricate designs and patterns that are symbolic of the person or event being represented. Poupou are an important part of Maori culture and are used to tell stories, preserve history, and honor the ancestors. They are also believed to have spiritual and protective powers, and are often treated with great respect and reverence.
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