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MIDDLE EARTH - a gorgeous large toki.
We are really delighted with this beautiful, large toki. This is a traditional piece carved from a stunning piece of dark New Zealand Jade. This particular piece of stone is a deep green at the top and lightens marginally as it descends through the blade - it has life and character.
We have bound this with a traditional lashing and with a 4-ply plaited cord which is length adjustable.
If you like this piece please take a moment to watch the brief video, this reveals the shape and variability in the stone quite clearly.
The toki, or adze, is a symbol of strength. Traditionally, the adze was a key survival tool, so the owner of a good one was believed to be strong and powerful. It is a symbol of authority.
This shape is derived from a chisel tool used by the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) to carve their great canoes and carved detailing on their meeting houses. It was an essential tool in their daily lives, and a good quality jade adze was a prized possession.
We will deliver this to you with DHL Express Courier and include our 'Kia Ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Material: New Zealand Jade
Cord: Tan Cord with Olive Binding; Length: Adjustable
Size: 101mm (4") long, 35mm (1.3") wide at the bottom