PARAPET: 'para' - protecting; 'petto' - chest
We are really delighted with this beautiful, contemporary toki carved by Johnathan Percy. This is a modern approach to one of our most traditional designs and it's a striking piece - solid, strong and beautifully carved.
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 cream coloured 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 Jade
Cord: colour - Cream; length - Adjustable
Artist: Johnathan Percy
Size: 74mm (2.9") long, 32mm (1.2") wide at the bottom