Tiki Watches

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    jskind

    A Tiki is a symbol of a fetus, they were very much in vogue in NZ during the 80’s (and before that) then everyone found out what it was, it rare to see anyone where one now.

    jskind

    Maori Tiki… “hei tiki, small neck pendant in the form of a human fetus, used by the Maori of New Zealand as a fertility symbol. Usually carved of green nephrite or a jadelike stone called pounamu that is found along the western coast of the South Island, hei tikis normally are worn only by women. The object is believed to possess magical powers that increase as it is passed on from generation to generation. According to one idea, the hei tiki protects its wearer against the vengeful spirits of stillborn infants, who have been deprived of the chance to live.… Read more »