Hei Tiki • Stylized Figure Pendant by Stacy Gordine, Māori artist (KX101105)
Medium: bone, pāua (New Zealand abalone), black goat horn. Size: 4 x 1.5 x 0.25 inches. "Stylized figure in the style of Te Taihauāuru (West coast). As a carver at times it is necessary to study and carve the other regional styles, not only ones own heritage—for example in commission work for members of another iwi (tribe) or in a whare whakairo (carved house) where the various iwi are represented.