HAND CARVED JADE TIKI
by
LEWIS GARDINER of NEW ZEALAND
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A traditional NZ jade TIKI
A traditional NZ jade TIKI

 

These two superb carvings are excellent examples of the contempoary jade carving which is presently evolving in New Zealand.

 

Hand carved NZ jade tiki in upright position.
Hand carved NZ jade tiki in upright position.

The above well illustrates the inventivness with which the ancient ‘Teko teko’ form is developed into a beautifully balanced, personal adornment representing generations of  ‘MANA’. 

Ponamu, Greenstone, Jade. All the same term for the gift of the earth to man. A mystical stone for the discerning to embrace with care and knowledge as the undisputed symbol of wisdom and leadership.

 


 




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