This Toki displays a beautiful array of earthy greens and explosive orange hues. It is a medium size but quite weighty because Ric has been very generous with the jade - it is carved from a substantial piece of stone. EARTH'S PAINTBRUSH is a very strong adze pendant.
The colouring varies considerably from front to back so you have a pendant that looks fabulous whichever side you choose to wear it. Slip it over your head and you'll be donning a beautiful piece of native New Zealand.
EARTH'S PAINTBRUSH is carved from a lovely piece of local New Zealand Marsden Jade. The quality of the workmanship and design is outstanding - this is a piece you will want to wear all the time. We have suspended this from a 4-plait black cord which can be adjusted with a couple of slip knots.
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 Marsden Jade, Pounamu
Cord Colour: Four Plait Black Cord with Black Binding
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 62mm (2.4") long; 33mm (1.3") wide