AMBIENT - a Toki to encompass your inner spirit.
This toki is handmade by Ross Crump. Ross is a Master Jade Carver who is renowned for his skill in working with this material. He is able to bring out the very best in the piece off stone that he is working with, which is why his carved pieces are so harmonious - this is a great example of his skill.
We have pieces carved from stone that has a particular look and once it runs out that is it. So if you see a piece that you like, it is unique - we won't be able to duplicate the colours in the jade, every piece is different which is what makes them so very special.
Have a look at the video of this piece rotating - it has a very fascinating structure and colour variation and we have bound it with a cord that complements and accentuates this.
A little about the toki design and its meaning....
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 jade used to carve this stunning Toki came from the West Coast on New Zealand's South Island, from the Marsden valley. It was created in the alpine fault and shaped and given further character in our alpine rivers.
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.
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Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade (Pounamu).
Cord: Black/Manuka Green Cord with Manuka Green Binding; Length: Adjustable
Size: 55mm (2.1") long, 27mm (1") wide