Hand carved Toki with engraved Tiki face and paua shell eyes. This is a very cool, medium-sized toki beautifully carved and bound with a Black/Olive coloured cord and an Olive binding.
A visually striking piece of jewellery - wear with pride!
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 tiki is emblematic of the Polynesian Hemisphere and is known and treasured from New Zealand to Hawaii. He is believed to have originated from the stars and was responsible for creating life - in this sense the tiki symbolises fertility.
Also available with another Tiki face design HERE.
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
Material: Jade from Aceh, Indonesia with New Zealand Paua shell eyes
Cord: Olive/Black; Length - Adjustable
Size: 70mm (2.7") long, 28mm (1.1") wide