New Zealand Jade Small Toki Necklace | Mountain Jade New Zealand

New Zealand Jade

Small Toki Necklace

SKU:
JAMESTO148P-1
$148.00 NZD

A small toki blade with a subtle colour gradient. Despite its size, it still retains the same meaning of strength and mana. The notched detailing on its edges creates a point of difference to a classic and traditional pendant. 

Stone: Sourced from New Zealand

A small toki blade with a subtle colour gradient. Despite its size, it still retains the same meaning of strength and mana. The notched detailing on its edges creates a point of difference to a classic and traditional pendant. 

Features

Carved from certified New Zealand jade

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Story

The story of the toki begins with a tool. Maori lashed toki to wooden shafts or held it in their hands to perform daily tasks like shaping wooden items or cutting foliage. As time passed some carvers began shaping much finer toki which were lashed to intricatley carved shafts, these were known as toki poutangata. They were purely ceremonial taonga weilded by the most valued or sacred of the tribe, those with the most mana. Wearing a toki is said to represent strength and courage because the jade toki were carved from was strong and only tribesmen with the most mana (power) or strength weilded the toki poutangata.