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KOROWAI - Cloak 

Carved from New Zealand Argillite

"Just as the cloak would embrace and protect the wearer, may you care for and embrace those whom you love." - Rueben Tipene

KOROWAI is a slender, styled toki, contemporary and very, very sharp! Designed and carved by Rueben TIpene. The stone is a palish grey coloured piece of argillite and beautifully polished. 

Carved with Rueben's exceptional attention to detail, this is a faultless carving. The design is a little reminiscent of a carved pillar - the central channel captures the eye and gives this slender carving a grace and sense of power that seems to be greater than the scale of the piece.

KOROWAI is a carved artwork that we think will be passed down through generations - a very meaningful heirloom.

We think this would make a stand out gift for someone who leads with integrity and pride.

We have made a video which shows this piece slowly revolving. Take a moment to watch this, it reveals the precision required to deliver a design that reflects strength and visual impact.

The toki, or adze, is a symbol of strength. The adze was a key survival tool, highly valued for the roles it played in construction and defence. The smaller carved design is really a homage to the importance of this tool.

Traditionally, the toki is worn to provide strength and courage to assist through life's challenges. KOROWAI is a worthy piece in this respect.

We've hand plaited a Juicy/Passion Red adjustable cord with our Juicy Red binding, which we think adds to the beauty of this piece.

We include our 'Kia Ora' card explaining the meaning behind the Toki design.

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

Meaning of Toki: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority

Artist: Rueben Tipene

Material: New Zealand Argillite

Cord Colour: Passion Red/Juicy Red cord with Juicy Red Binding

Cord Length: Adjustable

Size: 87mm (3.4") long, 27mm (1") wide

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.