THIS PIECE OF JADE IS ALMOST flawless (apart from some spotting at the belly and some faint rivers & spots visible against light) and is the best part of the block and very/fully translucent! Beautiful tactile satin polish finish and thick plaited black adjustable waxed cord ready to wear from the concealed hole at the back. 3 7/8" X 2 7/8 " x 1/2 INCHES. 98 X 48 X 12 MMS. Commonly known as a good luck charm the tiki is also considered a symbol of fertility.
Assumed to be clear thinking, perceptive, loyal and knowledgeable, the wearers strength is their character. The Tiki is a talisman to the Maori people, and has been regarded as a good luck charm from the ancient times. The Maori believe the Tiki represents the unborn human embryo. The most valuable tiki's were carved from greenstone and were handed down through the generations as treasured possessions.
Please check my auctions that offer. Made in New Zealand by New Zealand Carver in.
Prices (for generic and not well finished stuff) too! My auctions offer you the choice, range and reasonable prices too! The item "Nephrite Maori Greenstone Pounamu Des Hetherington GrassGreen MARSDEN HEI TIKI" is in sale since Thursday, June 13, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "nzgreenstone" and is located in Panania, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.