HOROWAI - Waterfall
A stunning hand carved piece we have named HOROWAI - when we look at this Toki, we see aerated water cresting the top of a fall and plunging into a pool of deep green.
Have a look at the video we have taken of this piece slowly rotating. It has a very subtle and beautiful form. The jade has been polished to a silky matte finish - this is an outstanding piece of jewellery.
We'll let the photos, and the video, speak for this gorgeous pendant.
HOROWAI - a toki handcarved from New Zealand Pounamu.
This piece is carved from New Zealand Totoweka jade that has quite a 'glacial' look - milky green at the top descending through deeper greens, almost black, and terminating in a crisp reddish edge.
Watch the video - this is the best way to see HOROWAI in its entirety.
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 Totoweka Pounamu, Jade
Cord Colour: Beige 4-Plait Cord
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 88mm (3.4") long; 31mm (1.2") wide