Toki Iti – small pounamu hei toki
Hold this wee beauty up to the sun and watch this pounamu change from a deep dark green to a brilliant green with a lovely twist through the middle. It’s a kind of magic.
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 really elegant, sweet 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.
- Kawakawa from Te Tai Poutini.
- 41mm long x 10mm wide
- One of a kind Taonga By Timoti
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