TOKI PAIR - OASIS and EBONY
OASIS - a fertile spot in a desert, or a place to shelter from the storm.....
A New Zealand Auhunga Jade Toki hand carved by Ross Crump. OASIS is a beauty! Carved from a very striking piece of jade called Auhunga. This is a stone that sits between Inanga and Kawakawa - it is a milky green colour that varies between the very pale inanga and the brighter green kawakawa. This particular piece has some patches of blue in similar colours to Aotea stone, so the jade is quite unique.
The cord is a bright mix of Lilac/Sunrise/Khaki Green with a lovely Khaki Green Binding. These pick up the colours in the stone.
We'll let the photos, and the video, speak for OASIS - it will be a piece to wear and treasure.
We have partnered this with a dark striped ebony wood toki. This is a real eye-catcher! The wood is a very dark brown with black stripes running its length. We have bound this with a Black/Plum cord and have followed this through in the binding at the head of the toki.
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 this stunning Toki came from the West Coast on New Zealand's South Island, from the Marsden valley. It was created in the alpine fault and shaped and given further character in our alpine rivers.
The toki is traditionally worn for strength and courage - to assist through life's challenges.
We include (GRATIS) a Toki hand made from Striped Ebony wood. We've bound this in a black and burgundy cord with a very cool double binding of black and burgundy. The size of this Toki is 60mm (2.3") long, 34mm (1.3") wide.
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: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade (Pounamu).
Cord: Lilac/Sunrise/Khaki Green Cord with Khaki Green Binding
Size: 70mm (2.7") long, 25mm (0.9") wide at the bottom