Today when worn around the neck, the toki is associated with mana (strength) and honour.
Resembling the unfurling frond of the native New Zealand fern, the spiral depicts new beginnings.
Hei Matau (Hook)
The fish hook signifies connection to the water and denotes safe travel, prosperity and good health.
Heart designs are often associated with feelings and meanings of love, unity, and cohesion.
The Hei Tiki represents the human form and one's ancestors. It links the past, present and future.
Widely accepted as a tribal guardian; the head of a bird, the body of a man, and the tail of a fish.