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MIDDLE EARTH - a gorgeous, large toki.

We are really delighted with this beautiful, large toki with a polished finish. This is a traditional piece carved from a fascinating piece of pounamu. This particular piece of stone is a deep green with paler cloudy swirls through the jade - full of movement and character.

What struck us about this piece of jade was its colour - unusual and beautiful!

We decided to get a little creative with the binding! The cord is our standard adjustable four-plait in khaki green. The lashing on the head of the piece is a gingernut brown which contrasts the colours of the stone - it looks fantastic!

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 Express Courier and include our 'Kia Ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.

Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority

Material: New Zealand Jade - Pounamu

Cord Colour: 4-Plait Khaki Green Cord with Gingernut Brown Binding

Cord Length: Adjustable

Finish: Polished

Size: 101mm (3.9") long, 32mm (1.2") wide at the bottom

Worldwide shipping is free. All International deliveries over $NZ150 are made using an Express Courier service. Packages with a value up to NZ$150 will be shipped using an International Airmail service. Express Courier Packages are tracked. Please visit our 'Shipping Information' page for delivery times to your country. Under some circumstances we are happy to accept an item back for a replacement or refund. Please visit our 'Returns' page for specific information about this.