LEGACY SERIES - we have had a limited series of pieces carved with heritage and legacy at their heart. These are pieces that we believe will become a part of a family's history. Carved art to pass through generations building stories that will form a part of your family's history.
KAIWHAKAHAERE MATUA - CHIEF, THE BOSS
A large and commanding Toki - when we see this Toki, we think strength, honour and humility; who springs to your mind? A gift for someone who holds their head high and embodies the grace and wisdom of a true leader.
The adze is beautifully engraved with traditional designs which are subtle but powerful and persuasive - just like a good KAIWHAKAHAERE.
The front face is hand engraved with a design known as a moko. Moko translated means tattoo - Tā moko is the art of Māori tattoo and is a traditional form of recognising and recording cultural heritage and identity. A moko records and describes an individuals whakapapa - their ancestry and personal history and increasingly are being worn today. They are a wonderful tattoo and carved design with tremendous cultural significance and importance. They have described a wearers social status, their skills and knowledge and in earlier times marriage status. Moko are beautiful and significant.
This is a gorgeous, tactile piece carved to be worn.
Hand bound with a olive green/kalahari/black cord and olive green binding. All colours which contribute to the beauty of the Kahurangi stone this piece is carved from.
This is a large Toki - 131mm or 5.1 inches long.
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 have one only, and this piece will be removed from our site when sold. We will also include one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Delivered to you with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Artist: Raegan Bregmen
Material: New Zealand Kahurangi Pounamu
Cord: Olive Green/Kalahari/Black Cord with Olive Green Binding
Size: 131mm (5.1") Long; 34mm (1.3")