Uriuri Pounamu Toki

This pounamu toki is a deep dark green. Hence it’s name, Uriuri, meaning intensely dark green.  And if you want to see some magic then get yourself a torch(phone torch is perfect) and lay your taonga right on top of it – you’ll see right inside the pounamu.  It’s beautiful and something kinda magical, seeing inside a stone.  How is it even possible?  Get’s me every time! Anyway, I’ll leave it to you to discover for yourself as photos do not do it any justice. And spoil the surprise.

The Toki was one of the most important tool for Māori and were used for any number of everyday jobs such cutting down trees, carving out waka, digging 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. It was also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.

Toki are a great gift for those heading out on their life journey, facing and/or conquering a challenge, in leadership, connecting to their whakapapa or just generally deserving of a taonga that shows them just what you think of them 😉.

  • One of a kind taonga by Timoti
  • Tangiwai pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
  • 48mm length x 36mm width

💚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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