Tiny Tangiwai Toki
This tiny tangiwai toki is just the cutest little toki ever. At only 30mm long, lightweight and with that strong white band of colour along the bottom, this is the perfect piece if you are looking for something the will tuck down into your t-shirt when you are doing something physical but will stand out when you need it to as well. My kids all wear wee pieces like this and I often borrow them when I need something delicate and striking for a night out. As an added bonus, you can see in the photos that when you hold this piece up to the light it will glow a fantastic emerald green. This tangiwai toki taonga would be a great gift for any age, from a newborn baby to your grandad.
Length 30mm x 22mm
The Toki was one of the most important tool for Māori and were used for any number of everyday jobs such as cutting down trees, carving out waka, digging the 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. Pounamu toki were also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.
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