ALPENGLOW - a gorgeous large toki in a dark, textured New Zealand Greenstone.
We are really delighted with this beautiful, large toki. This is a traditional piece carved from New Zealand Flower Jade. This particular piece of stone has a subtle variability in its structure and colour which give it life and character. We have bound this with a traditional lashing and with a hand-plaited Black/Pink coloured cord which is length adjustable.
We've named this piece ALPENGLOW - after the backscattered pink light sometimes seen above the fringe of the Earth's shadow. It is also known as 'The Belt of Venus' - the perfect name for this beautiful toki.
If you like this piece please take a moment to watch the brief video, this reveals the shape and variability in the stone quite clearly.
The toki, or adze, is a symbol of strength. Traditionally, the adze was a key survival tool, so the owner of a good one was believed to be strong and powerful. It is a symbol of authority.
This shape is derived from a chisel tool used by the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) to carve their great canoes and carved detailing on their meeting houses. It was an essential tool in their daily lives, and a good quality jade adze was a prized possession.
We will deliver this to you with DHL Express Courier and include our 'Kia Ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade
Cord: Black/Pink Combo Coloured Cord with Pink Binding; Length: Adjustable
Size: 103mm (4") long, 33mm (1.3") wide at the bottom