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This is a little beauty! A New Zealand Flower Jade Toki hand carved by Ross Crump for us. MŌHUA - the Yellowhead - this piece reminded us of this beautiful bird perched in a Pohutukawa tree. A beautiful contrast in some of our lovely, natural colours!
This is a wonderful piece carved from a very striking piece of flower jadeIf you like the look of this one - grab it! We don't think this little bird will be around for too long!
We'll let the photos, and the video, speak for MŌHUA - it will be a piece to wear and treasure.
The toki, or adze, is a symbol of strength. The adze was a key survival tool, so the owner of a good one was believed to be strong and powerful. They were used to carve ocean-going waka (sea canoes) and to build central meeting houses so they played a central role in traditional life of māori.
The jade used to carve this stunning Toki came from the West Coast on New Zealand's South Island, from the Marsden valley. It was created in the alpine fault and shaped and given further character in our alpine rivers.
The toki is traditionally worn for strength and courage - to assist through life's challenges.
We also include one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Delivered with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade (Pounamu).
Cord: Khaki/Burgundy/Wapiti Brown Cord with Burgundy Binding; Length: Adjustable
Size: 70mm (2.7") long, 30mm (1.1") wide at the bottom