TOA - WARRIOR
A beautiful medium sized notched toki carved from New Zealand Flower Jade (Pounamu). This is a lovely piece, carved with precision and polished to a high shine.
The cord is hand-plaited from Khaki and Flax coloured cords. We have not bound the top of this toki because we wanted to reveal as much of the jade as possible - it is quite spectacular!
The notching is a very traditional design and is typically seen carved in whalebone. The notches are a symbol of 'many hands' and they signify providing for many - this is a lovely piece.
This shape is derived from a chisel tool used by the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) to carve their great canoes and the detailing on their meeting houses. It was an essential tool in their daily lives, and a good quality jade adze was a prized possession.
Also included, one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Delivered to you with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Artist: Alex Sands
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade
Cord: Khaki/Flax Combo Coloured Cord; Length: Adjustable
Size: 53mm (2.1") long, 29mm (1.1") wide