Maori handcrafted artisan jewelryThe twist with its crisscross form represents the many paths of life and love and as such is regarded as the original eternity symbol. Even though the paths sometimes move away from each other on their own journeys, they will always come back together again sharing lives and blending to become one. It tells how the strength of bond of friendship, loyalty and love will last forever. Mixed in with the main design is a Tiki, a very ancient symbol and probably the least understood. There is a number of ledgends about its origin and meaning. He is said to have come from the stars and to be the first man of the world. Often pictured with webbed feet as to indicate an aquatic origin, the Tiki was regarded as the teacher of all things and the wearer of this symbol is therefore seen to possess clarity of thought, loyalty, great inner knowledge and strength of character. The Tiki is also considered a good luck charm when worn and in some areas is also a fertility symbol..
About 4 inches long, this handcrafted necklace features a high polish hand carved bone pendant 1 3/4 inches long and a hand made black waxed braid with a loop and bone toggle fitted. Each piece is crafted by hand so no two pieces will ever be exactly the same. Supplied complete with a traditional style cord & bag. A woven flax presentation case and information on the meaning of the design is also included.
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