Toki Iti in rare Totoweka pounamu

If you want to see some real magic then get yourself a torch(phone torch is perfect) and lay your taonga right on top of it – you’ll see right inside this pounamu.  Then, look closely just under the binding of the toki, you’ll see a little red splodge in the pounamu.  That’s how this pounamu gets its name, Totoweka – blood of the weka.  Totoweka pounamu is a rare find, this toki is a wee taonga indeed.

I’ll leave that magic up to you to discover though as photos do not do it any justice. And spoil the surprise.

Toki were one of the most important tools for Māori and were used for any number of everyday jobs such as cutting down trees, carving out waka, digging ground, Moa hunting and food preparations. 

The Toki had to be strong to endure the cutting and scraping motions of its use it became a symbol of strength(particularly in times of adversity), courage and fortitude.  Toki were also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.

This is a lovely wee toki.  The perfect size for your tamariki, but looks equally at home on an adult sized human.  A lovely wee gift to give someone strength and courage or to acknowledge their wisdom and leadership skills.

  • Totoweka  from Te Tai Poutini.
  • 45mm long x 20mm wide
  • One of a kind Taonga By Timoti

💚Now every taonga you purchase helps us to carve a taonga for EVERY tamariki in care in Aotearoa. You can read more about our Tū Māia project here. Ngā mihi mahana for your support of this kaupapa!💚


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