LEGACY SERIES - we have had a limited series of pieces carved with heritage and legacy at their heart. These are pieces that we believe will become a part of a family's history. Carved art to pass through generations building stories that will form a part of your family's history.
TRIBUTE - a wonderful New Zealand Toki hand carved from a deep green piece of Karaka jade.
We have named this piece TRIBUTE to recognise the journey we think this piece will take over the generations. Every wearer will contribute their story to this pounamu. This will form part of it's story, its record of events in the lives of its wearers. When it is passed on this piece will become a tribute to these lives and form part of the family's history and its heritage. This is fitting with the belief that pounamu becomes a part of the family, a treasured part of them and their history.
The design is wonderful - a solid piece of Karaka beautiful carved and engraved with a moko design.
Moko translated means tattoo - Tā moko is the art of Māori tattoo and is a traditional form of recognising and recording cultural heritage and identity. A moko records and describes an individuals whakapapa - their ancestry and personal history and increasingly are being worn today. They are a wonderful tattoo and carved design with tremendous cultural significance and importance. They have described a wearers social status, their skills and knowledge and in earlier times marriage status. They are beautiful and significant.
We have plaited a cord specifically for this piece - a four plait Black cord with Burgundy binding at the head.
This is a striking and unique large piece of jewellery - 126mm or 4.9 inches long.
THE TOKI SIGNIFICANCE:
The toki, or adze, is a symbol of strength. The adze was a key survival tool, so the owner of a good one was believed to be strong and powerful. They were used to carve ocean-going waka (sea canoes) and to build central meeting houses so they played a central role in traditional life of māori.
The toki is traditionally worn for strength and courage - to assist through life's challenges.
We have one only, and this piece will be removed from our site when sold. We will also include 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: Raegan Bregmen
Material: New Zealand Karaka Pounamu
Cord: 4-Plait Black Cord with Burgundy Binding
Size: 126mm (4.9") Long; 34mm (1.3") wide