Antique New Zealand Tiki Brooch Maori Carved 1920s 30s Pau Shell Unusual
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Antique New Zealand Tiki Brooch Maori Carved 1920s 30s Pau Shell Unusual:
very unusual vintage newzeland maori brooch , native made 2 inch drop . a tiki god cleverly carved from one irridescent shell with a curve to it, the eyes are picked out in red. dangling from a bow which is a western feature for a brooch probably copied from a european brooch of the 1910s 1920s where a bow brooch will support a pocket watch or mourning locket . the back ismade of a gilded safety pin soldered onto a metal bracket . theres a hole so it can be worn as a pendant date 1910-30 . pau shell .