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Maori peoples art - Hei Tiki - Nephrite, haliotis shell - Aotearoa/New Zealand

Maori peoples art - Hei Tiki - Nephrite, haliotis shell - Aotearoa/New Zealand

Hei-Tiki, jade, New Zealand, 19th century. The Tiki carvings are found thoughout Polynesia but in New Zealand they were carved from the local greenstone (jade) and worn as treasure. This early one was probably carved without metal tools and has paua (mother-of-pearl) shell inlay in the eyes.

Hei-Tiki, jade, New Zealand, 19th century. The Tiki carvings are found thoughout Polynesia but in New Zealand they were carved from the local greenstone (jade) and worn as treasure. This early one was probably carved without metal tools and has paua (mother-of-pearl) shell inlay in the eyes.

Triangle Surface Koru Shane MacIntosh Greenstone Pounamu Jade Maori Necklace Pendant Aotearoa New Zealand #newzealand #aotearoa #maori

Triangle Surface Koru Shane MacIntosh Greenstone Pounamu Jade Maori Necklace Pendant Aotearoa New Zealand #newzealand #aotearoa #maori

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