regarded as a fertility symbol.  http://www.shopnewzealand.co.nz/en/cp/Tiki_Art

regarded as a fertility symbol. http://www.shopnewzealand.co.nz/en/cp/Tiki_Art

Tiki with a guitar by scottyleesmith awesome fusion of maori art and music.

Tiki with a guitar by scottyleesmith awesome fusion of maori art and music.

I can imagine someone creating this little piece of art on the middle of the day sweating away in the burning sun, but not putting down his pencil until he created the perfect stamp...

I can imagine someone creating this little piece of art on the middle of the day sweating away in the burning sun, but not putting down his pencil until he created the perfect stamp...

Manaia (head of  bird & human body & fish tail)  to symbolize the balance between heaven and earth.

Manaia (head of bird & human body & fish tail) to symbolize the balance between heaven and earth.

Stamp and stencil art by 11 Post Studio - Hei Tiki

Stamp and stencil art by 11 Post Studio - Hei Tiki

Stamp and stencil art by 11 Post Studio - (Maori) Hei Tiki

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