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Traditional Hand Carved One Of Kind New Zealand Basalt Red Eyed Maori Hei Tiki


Traditional Hand Carved One Of Kind New Zealand Basalt Red Eyed Maori Hei Tiki
Traditional Hand Carved One Of Kind New Zealand Basalt Red Eyed Maori Hei Tiki
Traditional Hand Carved One Of Kind New Zealand Basalt Red Eyed Maori Hei Tiki
Traditional Hand Carved One Of Kind New Zealand Basalt Red Eyed Maori Hei Tiki

Traditional Hand Carved One Of Kind New Zealand Basalt Red Eyed Maori Hei Tiki    Traditional Hand Carved One Of Kind New Zealand Basalt Red Eyed Maori Hei Tiki
TRADITIONAL HAND CARVED ONE OF KIND NEW ZEALAND BASALT RED EYED MAORI HEI TIKI. TRADITIONAL&#######xA0; NEW ZEALAND BASALT HAND CARVED MAORI HEI TIKI BY MAORI MASTER CARVER ALEX SANDS. THIS IS A ONE OF KIND TRADITIONAL TRIBAL CARVING WITH RED SEALING WAX EYES. &#######xA0;IT MEASURES&#######xA0; 3" by 2"&#######xA0; with a weight substantial depth of 7/8 and is bound THROUGH HIDDEN HOLES AT THE BACK onto a BLACK HAND BRAIDED STRONG ADJUSTABLE CORD. IT COMES WITH MY CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.

THE HEI TIKI REPRESENTS THE FIRST HUMAN BEING IN MAORI MYTHOLOGY AND IS THOUGHT TO HAVE THE PROTECTIVE POWER OF THE ANCESTORS. Pounamu is found only in the South Island of New Zealand. Because of this, the island was originally named Te W&######x101;hi Pounamu (the place of pounamu), but over time this name changed to Te Wai Pounamu (the greenstone waters). No other jade should be classified as pounamu as it is a Maori name for the stone.

There are ten main types of pounamu. Arahura - a dark velvet green. Inanga - pale blue or green - can be opaque or translucent. Totoweka - a rare type - streaked or spotted with red. Kahotea - dark green with darker inclusions.

Kawakawa - rich leaf green sometimes with dark freckling. Kohuwai - a misty grey blue with vivid bright green - like moss in a stream. Kokopu - sometimes called troutstone - silver or golden green with brown freckling. Kahurangi - emerald clear green sometimes with white feathering - highly prized. Raukaraka - called Flower Jade - varied greens with gold/orange blooms.

Tangiwai - bowenite - found only in certain areas of Aotearoa NZ - dark blue/green - exceptional translucence. The carvings I offer are priced incredibly reasonably for genuine artist carved&#######xA0;NZ POUNAMU which will soon become impossible to obtain. All my pendants are blessed in the Maori tradition. All my photos are taken outside in natural light - no digital enhancement - no photoshopping - what you see is what you get! AT THIS TIME, DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, IT COULD TAKE UP TO 6 WEEKS TO REACH YOU.

&#######xA0; All parcels are subject to global delays at this time. &#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B;&#####x200B. Authentic Pounamu Jade + Bone Carvings from Aotearoa New Zealand, the land of the Maori people and the inspiring scenery you saw in Lord of the Rings!

&#######xA0; All other buyers may choose this option if required. TRADITIONAL NEW ZEALAND BASALT HAND CARVED MAORI HEI TIKI BY MAORI MASTER CARVER ALEX SANDS.

IT MEASURES 3" by 2" with a weight substantial depth of 7/8 and is bound THROUGH HIDDEN HOLES AT THE BACK onto a BLACK HAND BRAIDED STRONG ADJUSTABLE CORD. There are ten main types of pounamu: ---Arahura - a dark velvet green ---Inanga - pale blue or green - can be opaque or translucent ---Totoweka - a rare type - streaked or spotted with red ---Kahotea - dark green with darker inclusions ---Kawakawa - rich leaf green sometimes with dark freckling ---Kohuwai - a misty grey blue with vivid bright green - like moss in a stream. --Kokopu - sometimes called troutstone - silver or golden green with brown freckling ---Kahurangi - emerald clear green sometimes with white feathering - highly prized ---Raukaraka - called Flower Jade - varied greens with gold/orange blooms ---Tangiwai - bowenite - found only in certain areas of Aotearoa NZ - dark blue/green - exceptional translucence.

The carvings I offer are priced incredibly reasonably for genuine artist carved NZ POUNAMU which will soon become impossible to obtain. All parcels are subject to global delays at this time. The item "TRADITIONAL HAND CARVED ONE OF KIND NEW ZEALAND BASALT RED EYED MAORI HEI TIKI" is in sale since Tuesday, January 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands".

The seller is "actonpark" and is located in North Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Country/Region of Manufacture: New Zealand
  2. Culture: Pacific Islands
  3. Modified Item: No
  4. Handmade: Yes

Traditional Hand Carved One Of Kind New Zealand Basalt Red Eyed Maori Hei Tiki    Traditional Hand Carved One Of Kind New Zealand Basalt Red Eyed Maori Hei Tiki