This is a beautiful toki carved from pounamu from Kawhaka Creek region in remote South Westland. Check out the beautiful colours in the stone, they are quite remarkable. We are delighted to have a few toki carved from this lovely pounamu - this is a gorgeous pendant carved from rare jade!
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 will provide this pendant on an adjustable olive cord. We will also include one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Material: New Zealand Kawhaka Jade
Cord: Black/Wapiti Brown, Binding - Wapiti Brown; Length - Adjustable
Artist: Raegan Bregmen
Size: 76mm (3") long, 28mm (1.1") wide at the bottom