Matt Pounamu Toki

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.

Tim kept this toki matt, meaning that he left the natural character in the stone.  This toki retains an element of its raw, uncarved exterior in it’s small pits and hollows.  Keeping you connected to the raw earth and providing and inviting surface to rub when you are feeling anxious of meditative.

This toki is lovely size for your tamariki and also big enough that it can be worn throughout adult life.  Slim and lightweight it is one of those taonga that you will never take off once it has been placed around your neck.

Carry the wisdom, courage and resilience of your tūpuna with you as you journey through life.

  • One of a kind, taonga by Timoti
  • Kawakawa pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
  • 58mm length x 23mm width


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