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We are really delighted with this beautiful, contemporary toki carved by Rhys Hall. This is a modern approach to one of our most traditional designs and it's a striking piece Rhys has used a pale 'inanga' jade from the Arahura region on our West Coast, and stone cut from a West Coast beach pebble. The jade is nestled in the stone channel and secured with two small stone cylindrical plugs that fit into each piece. This is then glued into place.
The hallmark of Rhys' work is his creative approach to traditional designs and his craftsmanship, which is outstanding. This is a piece for a lifetime, and then some!
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 will provide this pendant on an adjustable black cord. We will also include one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Material: New Zealand Nephrite Jade; West Coast Beach Pebble
Cord: colour - Black; length - Adjustable
Artist: Rhys Hall
Size: 69mm (2.7") long, 25mm (0.5") wide at the bottom