Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Hei Tiki • Hei Tiki Pendant


  • Medium: pounamu, paua
  • Size: 1.25 × 2.25 inches
  • Reference Code: NZ150520

“The hei tiki is a symbol of whakapapa (genealogy). It is about acknowledging the past and showing respect of ancestors before”.

—Joel Marsters

Joel Marsters

Joel Marsters


Te Arāwa, Te Whākātohea

(1990- )

Joel’s main medium is poūnāmu (New Zealand jade) however he has worked in other mediums, such as bone and other culturally important stones such as onewa (greywacke) and pākohe (argillite).