SWORDFISH BILL TOKI
This is a stunning, large Toki made from Swordfish Bill. This piece has a gorgeous silky glow to its texture and has been made to be worn!
The Swordfish is a large ocean predator that really likes to get around. They are found in most temperate ocean waters around the world and big ones can weigh in at over 600kgs. This carving is a great tribute to these tenacious and tough fish.
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: Fumio Noguchi
Material: Swordfish Bill
Cord: Fine Olive Green Cord with Olive Green Binding
Size: 106mm (4.1") long; 42mm (1.6") wide