Tiki-kapakapa Maori bead
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Tiki-kapakapa Maori silver bead
Introducing the Tiki-kapakapa Maori Silver Bead, a beautiful piece of jewelry inspired by Maori mythology. This bead is crafted from sterling silver and features intricate ethnic designs, capturing the essence of Tiki-kapakapa, the progenitor of fish, and one of the manifestations of Tiki, the first man in Maori tradition.
The bead is designed with attention to detail, making it a true work of art. The intricate designs are meant to evoke the spirit of Tiki-kapakapa, the warrior spirit and his connection to fish and the sea.
This bead is compatible with all major brand bracelets, including Pandora, Trollbeads, Chamilia, and Biagi, so you can easily add it to your existing charm bracelet. It's a perfect way to personalize your bracelet and add a touch of Maori culture to your jewelry collection.
Not only is it a beautiful accessory, but also a way to connect with the cultural heritage of the Maori people, this bead is a perfect gift for yourself or someone special, who appreciate the significance of Tiki-kapakapa and the Maori culture. Wearing this bead is not only a way to celebrate the beauty of Maori culture but also to honor and remember Tiki-kapakapa's role in their heritage.
Materials: 925 Sterling silver
Weight: 2.82 g
Size: 10.25x11.09 mm, hole size - 4.5 mm
In Maori tradition, Tiki-kapakapa is an important figure, known as the progenitor of fish and one of the manifestations of Tiki, the first man. Tiki is a revered figure in Maori culture, considered the father of all Maori people, and his many manifestations represent different aspects of the natural and spiritual world.
According to Maori legend, Tiki-kapakapa was born from the union of the sky god, Ranginui, and the earth goddess, Papatuanuku. It is said that Tiki-kapakapa was the first to explore the seas, and that he discovered the abundance of fish that could be found there. In recognition of his discovery, he was given the name Tiki-kapakapa, meaning “the fish-finder.”
In Maori culture, Tiki-kapakapa is associated with the sea and fishing. Fishermen would often invoke his name, seeking his protection and guidance during their fishing trips. They would also offer him gifts, such as fish and shells, as a way of showing their respect and gratitude. Many Maori families would keep small statues of Tiki-kapakapa in their homes, and offer him flowers and other offerings on a daily basis.
Tiki-kapakapa is also associated with the warrior spirit. He is said to be brave, strong and powerful, and to possess the courage and determination needed to navigate the vast and unpredictable seas. He is also considered a symbol of protection, and it is believed that he can protect against danger and evil.
Today, Tiki-kapakapa’s legacy continues to live on in the Maori culture. He is remembered and honored for his role in the Maori people’s history, for bringing the fish and for being a symbol of bravery, determination, and protection. The Tiki-kapakapa Maori Silver Beads is a way to celebrate and preserve the Maori culture and heritage, and to honor this important figure who plays a vital role in it.