Pakohe Guitar Pick

These guitar picks are the perfect taonga for the guitar player in your life – even if that’s you!

Delaney Davidson is the kaitiaki of some Taonga By Timoti guitar picks and this is what he says about them;

“They changed sound as they warmed to the fingers, and also changed the way we played. I see them as a treasure. They will be cherished.”

I really can’t add any more to these musician words.

Guitar picks are a taonga from the whenua which will change the way you play!

Pakohe was used throughout Aotearoa by Māori due to its superior qualities of hardness, strength, and ability to hold a sharpened edge. It was ideal for making tools.

Even though the rock was hard it was still able to be worked, re-shaped, sharpened and smoothed which made it an ideal tool for Maori with limited resources.

Ngati Kuia are Iwi Pakohe and pakohe was one of their main exports for trade with other Iwi and Pakeha. Ngati Kuia shipped Pakohe throughout all of Aotearoa. Because of this Pakohe was more popular and practical than Pounamu.

Kia kawea tātou e te rēhia
Let us be taken by the spirit of joy, of entertainment


  • Pounamu whakapapa: Te Tai Poutini
  • Kohatu: Pakohe
  • Size: 37mm length x 34mm widest point
  • All our guitar picks come with their own wooden box so you can store them safely when not in use.  



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