New Zealand Pounamu Toki Blade Necklace | Mountain Jade New Zealand

New Zealand Pounamu

Small Adze Necklace

SKU:
PA-W438A
$198.00 NZD

This is a small adze necklace crafted from rich green New Zealand Pounamu (aka greenstone or jade) It features a sharp bottom edge which mimics the traditional adze tools used by Maori, and is expertly lashed at its' top. Wear it to remind you of New Zealand.

Stone: Sourced from New Zealand

This is a small adze necklace crafted from rich green New Zealand Pounamu (aka greenstone or jade) It features a sharp bottom edge which mimics the traditional adze tools used by Maori, and is expertly lashed at its' top. Wear it to remind you of New Zealand.

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.