Toki Iti – small pounamu hei toki
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 toki has a rawness to it, like it was made by our tupuna. With lovely swirls of colour, it’s a sweet wee taonga. 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.
- 39mm long x 17mm wide
- One of a kind Taonga By Timoti
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