Tiny Toki – Iti Rawa
This tiny tangiwai toki is just the cutest little toki ever. Iti Rawa lives up to its name, it is especially small. 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. Iti rawa 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.
The finer points
- We gather the pounamu ourselves, so the type of pounamu we have available to us is always changing depending on what the awa brings to us. If you see something you love, to avoid disappointment we recommend you take the opportunity to purchase it while you can as we cannot guarantee the same colour pounamu will always be available to us
- We make your Iti Rawa to order. Individually hand-carved just for you.
- Please remember that pounamu is a natural material so every taonga we make from this stone will be distinct due to the unique variations within the stone.
- Precious things take time – please allow up to 14 days from your order to completion of your taonga. If you need your taonga urgently please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Other Taonga you might be interested in
Iraira – small pounamu earrings$120.00
One-of-a-kind pounamu earrings$200.00
Pounamu hoop earrings – small$180.00
Pounamu Hoop Earrings – medium$300.00
Kahurangi pounamu earrings$90.00
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