IN THE GROOVE
Toki - carved by Ric Moor. This piece is a fine example of top quality carving and great design!
IN THE GROOVE is a great example of Ric's craftsmanship. It is a medium-sized piece and is a real beauty! It is carved from a really lovely piece of New Zealand Marsden Jade - the stone is a very dark green, approaching black.
Have a look at the video we have taken showing IN THE GROOVE slowly rotating. It has a subtle and beautiful form. The grooves are beautifully carved and the whole piece has been finished with a technique that Ric has perfected to give his stone a soft, silky matte finish - this is a very cool piece of jewellery.
Ric has been carving, and teaching carving, here in New Zealand for years. He is a highly skilled carver and a great jade artist. His work can be found in galleries and museums in New Zealand, and now right here with us!
THE TOKI - it's history and 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 toki is traditionally worn for strength and courage - to assist through life's challenges.
This is a one-off piece and will make someone very happy!
We also include one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Delivered with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Artist: Ric Moor
Material: New Zealand Marsden Jade, Pounamu
Finish: Satin Matte
Cord Colour: Dark Brown 4-Plait cord
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 82mm (3.2") long; 28mm (1.1") wide