Mahi Toki

Why the figurative tāne?  Because he is using the toki.  Perhaps a little flight of fancy but this toki is definitely for the man, or woman, of action in your life.

The three little notches on the side represent whanau.  They are whakapapa lines.  Historically each whakapapa notch represented a generation and the tohunga would recite the genealogy using the notches to aid his memory. In modern times whakapapa has come to represent either a generation or individual whānau member’s.  Tim added them here to show the wearers connection to their whanau.

The toki has become a symbol of strength(particularity in time of adversity), courage and fortitude as it had to be strong to endure the cutting and scraping motions of its use.  Toki were also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.

This piece would be great for all ages and sizes. A nice taonga for you tamariki but equally as fitting for your tāne.  A little token of their personality.

  • One of a kind taonga by Timoti
  • Tangiwai pounamu from Te Tau Ihu
  • 41mm length x 36mm width


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