New Zealand Jade Medium Slender Toki Necklace | Mountain Jade New Zealand

New Zealand Jade

Medium Slender Toki Necklace

SKU:
PA-W462
$398.00 NZD

Peter Akker, from Creative Jade, is a specialist in producing high quality jade tokis. We love the craftsmanship he brings to each piece and the quality of stone that delivers every time. This piece of NZ pounamu pendant has great clarity to it and is finished with faceted lines.

Stone: Sourced from New Zealand

Peter Akker, from Creative Jade, is a specialist in producing high quality jade tokis. We love the craftsmanship he brings to each piece and the quality of stone that delivers every time. This piece of NZ pounamu pendant has great clarity to it and is finished with faceted lines.

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.