GREEN LIGHT offers a stylish, edgy design of a traditional jewellery piece - the toki. Carved by renowned New Zealand jade artist and carver Ric Moor, this is a lovely fine pendant, carved in a dark, moss green piece of pounamu.
This piece is suspended from a fine 4-plait black cord which can be adjusted with a couple of slip knots. The binding around the head is also done with a black cord - a neutral colour that takes nothing away from the stone.
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 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.
Delivery with Express Courier is included in the price.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Artist: Ric Moor
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade, Pounamu
Cord Colour: Four Plait Black Cord with Black Binding
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 61mm (2.4") long; 19mm (0.7") wide