Passing down through generations of whanau (family), the mana (prestige) and korero (stories) of the Hei Tiki grow, forming lasting connections with tūpuna (ancestors) and bringing knowledge and protection.
A Hei Tiki is an image carved in human form
Thought to represent the human form, Hei Tiki are a complex form, and one of the most challenging to shape by hand, with New Zealand pounamu typically being used for their creation. The form is deemed to be one of the highest achievements of early pounamu artistry and today's jade carvers take great care in protecting the culturally iconic figure in their work.Learn more
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TEN REASONS TO GIFT
Why choose Pounamu?
If you're looking for a reason to buy something meaningful, and haven't quite made your mind up yet, read our top 10 reasons to gift. From supporting local artists, to the deep meaning associated to the stone.Read more