New Zealand Jade Small Faceted Toki Necklace | Mountain Jade New Zealand

New Zealand Jade

Small Faceted Toki Necklace

SKU:
PA-W371
$188.00 NZD

This variety of greenstone is known for its translucency. The Muddy green colour has an earthy element that connects the stone to the environment it comes from. The faceted element of the Toki helps accentuate the translucent qualities by showcasing the different depth in colour as the stone peters out to the finer side details.

Stone: Sourced from New Zealand

This variety of greenstone is known for its translucency. The Muddy green colour has an earthy element that connects the stone to the environment it comes from. The faceted element of the Toki helps accentuate the translucent qualities by showcasing the different depth in colour as the stone peters out to the finer side details.

Features

Carved from New Zealand jade

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Crafted by the hands of 'Creative 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.