Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Artist Alter of Intention : (31) Manaia Bone Tiki Carving

Another talisman from Judy's travels. This little Maori bone carving is called a Manaia Tiki. Now generally Polynesian tiki are male fertility symbols, but in New Zealand you also find female tiki. Mine is about four inches long, and it's original job as a talisman to protect from birth defects and enhance fertility is somewhat lost on me as a lesbian. So I have always included this tiki on my alter to represent fertile creativity. So far, so good. :)

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