This toki will be perfect if you are looking for something that is not too large, but is finely carved and from a jade that is a little out of the ordinary.
The pounamu used to carve this piece comes from the Kawhaka Creek region - a remote area inland from Hokitika on the West Coast in the South Island, it is rugged and beautiful.
Watch the video of this piece rotating and you will see the stunning mineral inclusions in this gorgeous pendant!
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.
Take a moment to view the video - this will give you a perfect idea of the colour nuances in this beautiful piece of jade. They are very subtle but add a lot of character to this piece.
We will deliver this to you with DHL Express Courier and will provide this pendant on an adjustable olive 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 Kawhaka Jade
Cord: Olive; Length: Adjustable
Artist: Raegan Bregmen
Size: 60mm (2.3") long, 19mm (0.7") wide at the bottom