Hei Tiki Jade Carving necklace
new Zealand Hei Tiki Jade Carving SRJC Property Tag Number: 72825 This item is placed in its original packaging, which is a small white paper box with a circular printed image of the native people. A information card is placed inside the box. There is a maroon bag along with it. The string ties the jade is about 29.5 inches long, removable, with a small piece of jade as the button. artist: Wayne Turnbull Maori old style Hei Tiki: carved jade with inlaid paua shell eyes with gold at the feet jade is from the Marsden area of the South Island of New Zealand measures 3.2" by 1.9" by 8mms. It's suspended on a black waxed hand braided 24" cord with jade toggle. It comes with a certificate of authenticity - guaranteed NZ pounamu jade. The Maori Hei Tiki is a symbol of the first human being - worn by Maori men and women, it is thought to bring abundance, prosperity and fertility.?
- Object: Hei Tiki Jade Carving necklace
- Artist: Wayne Turnbull
- Circa: 2017
- Dimensions: 3.2" by 1.9" by 8mms.
- Culture Area: New Zealand Pacific Islands Oceania
- Cultural Group: Maori
- Cultural Context: Hei Tiki
- Donor: IELM fund
- Catalog #: 118.005