You will want to spend hours looking into this toki. It is alive with patterns and colours. I can’t decide if it’s a waterfall, the coastline from high up in the air, the depths of a tree trunk.
Flower Jade comes from the Marsden Valley in Te Tai Poutini. It is all commonly known as Marsden Flower Jade. Distinct to Aotearoa it is one of the rarest Nephrites (NZ Jades) and is therefore highly sought after.
The flower in its name refers to the golden patterns throughout the stone. These patterns are caused by minerals seeping into the fractures while be rolled under pressure under a glacier. The flower jade is then deposited at the terminal and lateral moraines of the glacier (the sides and end).
Toki had to be strong to endure the cutting and scraping motions of its use. Therefore it has come to be a symbol of strength(particularity in time of adversity), courage and fortitude. Toki were also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.
With its gentle curves, this toki feels wonderful in the hands, very soothing and grounding. This toki has a quiet, soft strength. A commanding presence.
- One of a kind taonga by Timoti
- Marsden Flower jade pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
- 86mm length x 45mm width
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