Mata Hoata necklace ∿ 1
This playful piece of jewelry displays the fundamental design element in Marquesan culture – Mata Tiki (the eye of a Tiki). Tiki represents etua (god) deified ancestors whose supernatural powers sustain and protect the community – and the eyes were the most supernaturally powerful element of the face.
Mata Hoata was hand-carved out of "tou" tree (oceania walnut) from the Marquesan Island of Nuku Hiva and it comes with an elegant, adjustable black line.
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