New Zealand Jade Toki Necklace | Mountain Jade New Zealand

New Zealand Jade

Medium Toki Necklace

SKU:
MJHTO128PM-70
$128.00 NZD

This medium toki blade necklace is carved from a light green stone with stunning details that reflect the light beautifully. This would suit a variety of customers who were wanting an enigmatic symbol of strength.

Stone: Sourced from New Zealand

This medium toki blade necklace is carved from a light green stone with stunning details that reflect the light beautifully. This would suit a variety of customers who were wanting an enigmatic symbol of strength.

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Carved from New Zealand jade

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Shaped by the hands of Team Mountain 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.