Marquesan tiki necklace
Marquesan tiki necklace

Tiki Tupa (Crab Tiki)

Tiki Tupa displays Tiki as the fundamental design element in Marquesan culture in the shape of a crab "tupa".  

Tiki in the Marquesan culture represents “etua” (god) deified ancestors whose supernatural powers sustain and protect the community. 

This pendant was carved in cow bone on Nuku Hiva Island and it comes with an elegant, adjustable black line.

Size: 3.5cm x 2.5cm

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