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Named PARACHUTE for the whispy cloud like structures in the stone. This is what we imagine you might see when drifting to earth above New Zealand - a beautiful deep green with hints of pale white.
This ia a marvelous large Jade Toki carved in a traditional style from New Zealand Jade. A strong piece, not flashy but really solid and substantial - a piece to own and wear with pride.
We have bound this with a traditional lashing and with a hand-plaited Wapiti Brown cord which is length adjustable.
If you like this piece please take a moment to watch the brief video, this reveals the shape and colours through the stone quite clearly.
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 include our 'Kia Ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Material: New Zealand Nephrite Jade
Cord: Wapiti Brown; Length: Adjustable
Size: 101mm (4") long, 33mm (1.3") wide at the bottom