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Large Framed Hei Tiki
Large framed Tiki artwork crafted from plantation grown gaboon using laser technology. This piece of art boasts super fine detail, paua inlay and is mounted on an earth-toned background inside a custom glass covered shadow box frame.
Each piece is individually signed by the artist, Mike Carlton, of Ngati Whakaue descent, and comes complete with wall mount and related story to back.
Hei (to wear around the neck) - Tiki (first man)
The origins of "Tiki" are uncertain but throughout Maoridom he is acknowledged as the first man and that he came from the stars. He is sometimes depicted as an amphibious person with large fishlike eyes and webbed feet and considered the teacher of all things.
In some accounts of ancient Maori folklore "Tiki" was the first man created by Tane (God of Forests and Men). "Tiki" formed woman from the earth after admiring his own reflection in the water.
Overall size 170mm x 222mm x 28mm