Hei toki in beautiful patterned Pounamu

This toki has some lovely patterns of colour swirling through it.  Like the moving ocean or a forest in the wind. It’s rather mesmerising to look at. It has a twin if you are looking for a set.  You can find it here, another made from the same slice of Pounamu.

Toki were 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. 

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.  Toki were also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.

This toki would make a lovely  gift to give someone strength and courage or to acknowledge their wisdom and leadership skills.

  • Marsden Pounamu  from Marsden Valley, Te Tai Poutini.
  • 68mm long x 29mm wide
  • One of a kind Taonga By Timoti


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