New Zealand Pounamu Bound Niho Taniwha Toki

$428.00 NZD
$428.00 NZD $428.00 NZD
SKU:
TAMATO428P

This piece is like no other toki we currently have available, carved from bold green New  Zealand pounamu with cloudy patterns which really bring the pendant to life. The taniwha is a mythological creature in Māori legend, and niho taniwha means the teeth of a taniwha. In this unique piece, Tamaora Walker has combined niho taniwha surface design (which is usually found on tukutuku panels and in tāniko weaving) with the traditional toki - to create a pendant which represents inner strength and resilience. 

 


Stone:
New Zealand Pounamu
Size:
75mm x 30mm
$428.00 NZD $428.00 NZD
SKU:
TAMATO428P

Description

This piece is like no other toki we currently have available, carved from bold green New  Zealand pounamu with cloudy patterns which really bring the pendant to life. The taniwha is a mythological creature in Māori legend, and niho taniwha means the teeth of a taniwha. In this unique piece, Tamaora Walker has combined niho taniwha surface design (which is usually found on tukutuku panels and in tāniko weaving) with the traditional toki - to create a pendant which represents inner strength and resilience. 

 


Artist

Carved by
Tamaora Walker

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All our pendants come on an adjustable cord, unless otherwise stated. Our gold necklaces come with a complimentary gold-plated chain.

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All Maori design has an element of magic that can increase the life spirit of the object or person it adorns. So when the toki was lashed to an expertly carved shaft, the life spirit, the mana of the toki, increased. This power is why the chief, the most powerful tribesmen, was the only one allowed to wield it. Today when worn around the neck, the toki is said to represent strength because of this distant association with the tribal chief and increased life force of the toki poutangata.

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