New Zealand Pounamu Slender Carved Drop Necklace | Mountain Jade New Zealand

New Zealand Pounamu

Slender Carved Drop Necklace

SKU:
ESPD14-12
$195.00 NZD

A drop necklace with a point of difference. A simple shape with hand carved crossed detailing across the bottom. Suitable for both men and woman.

Stone: Sourced from New Zealand

A drop necklace with a point of difference. A simple shape with hand carved crossed detailing across the bottom. Suitable for both men and woman.

Features

Carved from New Zealand jade

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Shaped by the hands of Sheree Warren

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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.