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GOBI - A stunning New Zealand Flower Jade Toki hand carved by Ross Crump for us. We named this piece after that vast wasteland in Northern China and Southern Mongolia.
The gorgeous golden brown colours in the bottom of the toki reflect the arid browns and golden tones seen in this desert. It is also the home of some very rare animals - snow leopards and bactrian camels - so a fitting name for this rare beauty!
We'll let the photos, and the video, speak for this gorgeous pendant.
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 was 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.
Delivered with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade (Pounamu).
Cord: Kalahari/Khaki combo with Kalahari Binding; Length: Adjustable
Size: 72mm (2.8") long, 37mm (1.4") wide