Toi pīereere – small pounamu toki

If you grab yourself a torch(phone torch is perfect) and lay this taonga right on top of it you’ll see how this taonga got it’s name – Toi Pīereere, marbling.  It’s beautiful and something kinda magical, seeing inside this stone.  The marbling patterns are beautiful and the green is electric. How is it even possible?

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 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(particularly in times of adversity), courage and fortitude. It was also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.

Slim and lightweight it is one of those taonga that you will never take off once it has been placed around your neck. Also a nice size to fit in the hands of little ones who love to hold their taonga when they are tired or anxious.

Carry the wisdom, courage and resilience of our tūpuna with you as you journey through life.

  • Kawakawa Pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
  • 42mm length x 28mm width
  • One of a kind, taonga by Timoti

💚Now every taonga you purchase helps us to carve a taonga for EVERY tamariki in care in Aotearoa. You can read more about our Tū Māia project here. Ngā mihi mahana for your support of this kaupapa!💚


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