Geometric Pounamu Toki

Tim carved this toki with strong geometric lines to give it that feel of luxury, like a faceted gem stone.

This toki has beautiful white albite inclusions and you can actually see where the minerals in the pounamu have swirled together to make different patterns and textures in the kohatu.

This is quite a stunning piece and feels wonderful in the hands. Strung with royal blue (to give it that extra touch of luxury) the colours work together well, making the lush green of the pounamu really pop.

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.

  • One of a kind, taonga by Timoti
  • Pounamu with albite, from Southland
  • 81mm length x 26mm width


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