Joined: Aug 30, 2006
From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
|Posted: 2010-08-19 9:41 pm  Permalink|
On 2010-08-17 12:55, MadDogMike wrote:
Sweet Ben! Never heard of purple jade before. Does have a bit of an alien look with the color, eyes, and fingertips Maybe there was some ET contact in New Zealand?
The alien vibe is quite apt actually; the Maoris believed, quite literally, that the (hei)Tiki was a depiction of the original Ancestor, who arrived on earth from the stars bringing with him the three baskets of knowledge upon which their culture is based. Where else would a 'little green man' with 3 fingers and large eyes come from?
Those fingers are superb Ben (ditto teeth/butt/material/everything else), are they 'undercut' slightly? Stone loves you!