If you are looking for a strong chunk of pounamu to ground you every day then this Inanga toki is the piece for you. This is a beautiful creamy inanga from the West coast field. You will find this taonga is wonderful to hold and rub, furthermore it has a deep, oceanic presence about it that is incredibly soothing. Great size and shape for men or women, child or adult.
Length 85mm x 20mm max width
Inanga pounamu gets its name from the juvenile native minnow, or whitebait. This type of pounamu is highly prized for its colour and strength.
The Toki was one of the most important tool for Māori and were used for any number of everyday jobs such 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(particularity in time of adversity), courage and fortitude. It was also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.
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