Ika Iti means `little fish' in Te Reo Māori (any aquatic animal in fresh or salt water). A tapu (sacred) activity, Māori fishermen would offer prayers to Tangaroa and other gods, and when they caught the first fish they would return it to the sea, to thank Tangaroa.*
A little sterling silver Ika, with engraved scales and a kinetic tail. Suspended from either a 45cm/18 inch or 50cm/20 inch sterling silver chain, with a hook closure and Lilygriffin name tag. Please choose your length from the drop down box (default is 45cm). For other lengths, please enquire.
Choose between a plain silver Ika Iti or one hand painted with porcelain paint:
*Silver Ika Iti
*Azure Ika Iti
Measuring 23mm in length including the loop. The porcelain paint is water and scratch resistant.
*Source: Te Ara
Lilygriffin jewellery is dainty and delicate, so care must be taken when wearing and storing it.
Please do not wear while exercising, swimming, gardening, showering, cleaning or sleeping. Store in a soft protective pouch or box out of direct sunlight and away from moisture, excessive heat or cold. Please do not store in the bathroom. Avoid contact with household chemicals, perfumes, creams, and hairspray/gels.
I would be delighted if you wanted to wear my jewellery everyday, but please be aware that you will be able to enjoy your handpainted pieces longer if they are not worn on a day to day basis.
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