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Jade Toki hand carved by Ross Crump for us.

A wonderful carving of the revered Māori adze. This pendant has the most delightful mix of colours - deep greens through mint tones and a splash of gold. The colours remind us of the papa cliffs along the Rangitikei river so we have named this after a farm located in the central North Island.

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 jade used to carve Maryknoll came from the West Coast on New Zealand's South Island. It was been created in the alpine fault and was shaped and given further character in our alpine rivers.

The toki is traditionally worn for strength and courage - to assist through life's challenges.

Bound with an olive green, hand plaited adjustable cord - delivered with DHL Express Courier.

Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority

Artist: Ross Crump

Material: New Zealand Flower Jade (Pounamu).

Cord: colour - Charcoal Grey; length - Adjustable

Size: 70mm (2.7") long, 25mm (0.9") wide

$385.00 NZD
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