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TE ANAU and MAIRE
We've named this jade toki after one of the most beautiful areas in New Zealand, Te Anau. This is the gateway to the fjords in South Westland and has some of the most spectacular wilderness in the country. Particularly striking are the mountains which plummet into Lake Te Anau. The colours in this piece of jade remind us of the vibrant colours of the landscape in this spectacular part of the world!
If you move this piece around in various lights the greens flash with hints of minty green and blue - this is a marvellous piece of stone which is beautifully worked in this toki.
A stunning and visually powerful New Zealand Jade Toki.
This piece has been finished in matte which highlights the changes in structure and colour in the stone - this really is a magnificent toki.
We have bound TE ANAU with a heavy Black cord and a Black binding. The cord is length adjustable.
TE ANAU is partnered with MAIRE a beautiful golden tan wood toki. Carved in a fine, slender shape these two are a beautiful contrast and we think make the perfect pair. We have bound MAIRE with a Kalahari Tan cord and a striking Kalahari/Burnt Gold binding at the head of the toki.
As an adornment, the Toki, or Adze, is said to bring courage and strength in times of adversity. It is a symbol of courage and strength in times of adversity and is often worn by Maori elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.
Maori believe that carvings carry the spirit of those who wear them, becoming an important family Taonga (treasure) passed on to future generations of the family as an heirloom.
We include (GRATIS) a Toki hand made from Maire wood - a beautiful New Zealand native timber. We've bound this in a kalahari cord with a very cool double binding of kalahari and sunrise. The size of this Toki is 104mm (4.1") long, 29mm (1.1") wide.
Also included, one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
We will deliver this to you with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Material: New Zealand Jade, Pounamu
Cord: Black Cord with Black Binding
Size: 103mm (4") long, 34mm (1.3") wide at the bottom