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A stunning hand carved toki pendant, THE FENCER!
Have a look at the video we have taken of this piece slowly rotating. It has a very subtle and beautiful form. Carved for us by a Ric Moor, this piece is 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.
THE FENCER - a toki handcarved from New Zealand Pounamu. We've given this piece this name because it reminds us of the colours you'll find if you're putting in posts the old-fashioned way (with a shovel) over here. You dig through the grass and into the soil - often hitting the dreaded clay! This is a big, strong pendant, tough and resilient.
Watch the video - this is the best way to see the form of this piece. This toki is not flat - it has a gentle wave along the vertical plane. The video shows THE FENCER slowly rotating so you will see this subtle shape, and the variation in thickness from top to bottom - worth the few moments it will take to view this.
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 Flower Jade
Cord: Creme 4-Plait cord; Length: Adjustable
Size: 98mm (3.8") long; 33mm (1.2") wide