New Zealand Jade Wide Mottled Toki Necklace | Mountain Jade New Zealand

New Zealand Jade

Wide Mottled Toki Necklace

SKU:
PA-W442
$248.00 NZD

A deep forest green stone, this pendant has a light green- almost white grain through the stone, creating a stunning linear texture working diagonally across the face of the Toki blade. This necklace represents strength and courage. 

Stone: Sourced from New Zealand

A deep forest green stone, this pendant has a light green- almost white grain through the stone, creating a stunning linear texture working diagonally across the face of the Toki blade. This necklace represents strength and courage. 

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.