Tiki "Rū" - Aptly named after Ruaumoko, the deity of earthquakes because of the natural cracks in the glass created during the firing process at high temperature.
There are varying explanations for the 'tiki' form from Aotearoa. The kōrero (story) relates to the developing embryonic state, 'kukune', within the whare tangata or womb that we all pass through.
Hei tiki were often worn as heirlooms and in other instances worn to enhance one's fertility as they were seen as a metaphorical connection to our first ancestors.
Dimensions of tiki - 110mm x 50mm x 10mm.
Approx Weight - 140gms
Orange Red Gaffer Glass
Comes with dark brown wax braid and paua toggle.