Kahurangi – nui pounamu toki
This is a stunning Kahurangi toki with glistening chatoyant veins. Have a look through the photos, see those lighter lines? That is chatoyancy. This taonga makes a striking statement of strength, whakapapa, wisdom and fortitude.
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.
This toki is a truly enduring taonga. A magnificent piece to journey through life with you and be passed on to the next generation.
He toka tū moana
As durable as a rock pounded by the surf
- Kahurangi Pounamu from Te Tau Ihu
- 115mm x 60mm at widest point
- One of a kind Taonga By Timoti
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