Maori Pendent (Hei Tiki)

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NCM 1960-240

Made of jade or nephrite. Hei roughly translates as ‘something suspended’ and ‘Tiki’ as ‘human figures’. Tiki’s were worn by men and women and are passed down families as heirlooms, being most popular in the late 19th century. It is generally thought that they are a form of fertility charm.

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