Tangiwai Pounamu Toki – long pounamu earrings
The Toki was one of the most important tools for Māori and were used for any number of everyday jobs such as cutting down trees, carving out waka, digging the ground, Moa hunting and food preparations. Because the toki had to be strong to endure the cutting and scraping motions of its use it became a symbol of strength(particularity in time of adversity), courage and fortitude. It was also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.
These long, strong earrings were made to reflect that strength, that mana, in the individual who wears them. And to enhance your strength, as you will stand taller and prouder wearing them. Then when the sun sets behind you they come alive around the edges.
*Tangiwai pounamu from Te Tau Ihu awa.
*Total Length 90mm. Pounamu 77mm.
*A one-of-a-kind Taonga By Timoti, so you can be assured your taonga is as unique as you are.
*Hung from sterling silver hooks made by our own two hands.
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