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This toki will be perfect if you are looking for something that is long and slender and is finely carved from a striking piece of New Zealand Marsden Flower Jade.
This jade comes from a remote area on the West Coast of our South Island and is renowned for its colour variation and beauty. This piece has been polished to a soft matte finish which is the type of look that was achieved in early pieces carved with stone tools and polished over years of use.
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.
Take a moment to view the video - this will give you a perfect idea of the colour nuances in this beautiful piece of jade. They are very subtle but add a lot of character to this piece.
We will deliver this to you with DHL Express Courier and will provide this pendant on an adjustable olive cord. We will also include one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Material: New Zealand Marsden Jade
Cord: Olive Cord and Binding; Length: Adjustable
Artist: Raegan Bregmen
Size: 86mm (3.4") long, 23mm (0.9") wide at the bottom