Hei Matau - Fish Hook
Fish Hooks symbolize determination, strength, provision and safe travel over water. The wearer provides friendship, support in time of need and love. As a result prosperity ensues.
|Hei Matau pendant|
Koru - The Unfolding Fern Frond
The Koru is a symbol of new growth, new beginnings, new life, peace and tranquility. New growth and new life reflect the life cycle, and peace and tranquility.
Toki - Adze
The toki symbolizes strength and courage. It was originally used as a carving tool, and is now considered taonga, a treasure that is handed down through the family.
Manaia - The Guardian Spirit
The Manaia is a spiritual guardian and the carrier of supernatural powers. Traditionally depicted with the head of a bird, the body of a man, and the tail of a fish, Te Manaia represents the sky, earth, and sea, and the balance between them.
The Hey Tiki is the Maori representation of the human form as a pendant. Hei meaning neck ornament and Tiki meaning human. The wearer of the Hei Tiki is assumed to be clear thinking, perceptive loyal and knowledgeable.
|Framed Hei Tiki|