Tangiwai Pounamu Toki
This pounamu toki is just the right size for a child or someone wanting a piece they can wear all day everyday without fuss. This toki has a gentle curve in the back making it a lovely piece in your hands. A beautiful deep green tangiwai with speckles of serpentinised serpentinite throughout. Hold it up to the light to see an edge of fire.
63mm length x 31mm max width
The Toki was one of the most important tool for Māori and were used for any number of everyday jobs such 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(particularity in time of adversity), courage and fortitude. It was also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.
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