Patupaiarehe -Tangiwai toki from the children of the mists

An elegant toki with a massive presence.  With shifting mist like swirls of silvery-white, this an absolutely stunning toki. This is a taonga with power and poise and has been named to reflect the presence that it holds.

Long and slim, this toki is perfect for wearing every day or for your tamariki.  It can be held easily in the hand to serve as comfort when one is feeling anxious or feels the need to pull the misty veil around themselves.

The feather fractures in the stone highlight the beautiful fish scale effect. Don’t be alarmed by the lines in the stone. This is a feature of Tangiwai pounamu, and it is still strong and sturdy.

A rare find, you really need to hold this toki to your heart to feel its full beauty.

⭐️ A one-of-a-kind taonga by Timoti, so you can be assured your taonga is as unique as you are.

⭐️58mm length x 38mm width

The Story

Patupaiarehe are pale-skinned and fair or red-headed supernatural beings that live in the realm between man and the gods.  Some call them the fairy folk.  Patupaiarehe live in the deep forests and mist-covered mountain tops of Aotearoa.  The patupaiarehe used the mist to cloak and veil themselves as direct sunlight is harmful to their skins.  The inanga of this toki holds the swirling mists in which the patupaiarehe hide, and hence it was named Patupaiarehe.


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