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"Various Toki were used as tools... hard workers are respected" - Rueben Tipene

Meet STRENGTHENED BY THE STORM, a powerful toki crafted to embody the essence of hard work. Exquisite jade carvings by Reuben Tipene, a Māori artist and carver, who honours the ancient art while tastefully incorporating his life experiences into his work.

Carved from New Zealand Kawakawa Pounamu, Jade.

STRENGTHENED BY THE STORM is a large toki and quite distinct when you look at its' size, the koru designs carved into the front, and the stone colour and structure. 

We think this would make a fantastic wedding or anniversary gift. 

The Pounamu Rueben has used is exquisite - a dark New Zealand Kawakawa jade.

We love the Koru designs engraved into the front face - these symbolise fresh beginnings, a new start. The perfect pendant for adventurers who would like to carry a piece of Aotearoa, New Zealand with them on their journey.


The toki, or adze, is a symbol of strength - the adze was a key survival tool, used to build, hunt and defend. Traditionally, the toki is worn to provide strength and courage, to assist through life's challenges, and the koru is a symbol of rebirth, growth and new beginnings.

We include our 'Kia Ora' cards explaining the meaning behind both the Toki and Koru design.

Delivery to you with Express Courier is included in the price.

Meaning of Toki: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority

Meaning of Koru: Rebirth ~ Purity ~ Peace

Artist: Rueben Tipene

Material: New Zealand Kawakawa Pounamu, Jade

Cord Colour: Khaki cord with Khaki binding

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 91mm (3.5") long, 32mm (1.2") wide

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