Heitiki Ornament

Ornament, Maori (New Zealand). Striking green ornaments, called Heitiki, were created from a kind of jade. The Maori people of New Zealand prized their Heitiki and often passed them down from generation to generation.

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Striking green ornaments made by the Maori were created from a kind of jade.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Creator: Eric Long
NASM2013-00791
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Striking green ornaments made by the Maori were created from a kind of jade.