New Zealand Jade Childrens Adze Necklace | Mountain Jade New Zealand

New Zealand Jade

Childrens Adze Necklace

SKU:
MJHTO98PM-B-955
$98.00 NZD

This New Zealand jade toki necklace is small and can be worn by all, even small children. They're small enough to easily tuck away under clothing, and not knock out teeth when the kids are exploring. The jade is from a river in New Zealands South Island called the Arahura.

Stone: Sourced from New Zealand

This New Zealand jade toki necklace is small and can be worn by all, even small children. They're small enough to easily tuck away under clothing, and not knock out teeth when the kids are exploring. The jade is from a river in New Zealands South Island called the Arahura.

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Carved from 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.