Greenstone Toki Large Pendant Bound 6cm
Large bound dark-green New Zealand Greenstone Toki approximately 30mm wide at the base and 60mm long on waxed black cord.
Genuine New Zealand Pounamu, or greenstone, sourced and hand-carved in Aotearoa New Zealand. Pounamu is of great cultural significance for Maori and is believed to enhance the mana, or prestige, of its possessor. When received as a gift, Pounamu is said to gain value as a special treasure.
The "Toki" is a symbol of courage and strength in time of adversity. The toki (adze) was a chisel tool used by the Maori people of Aotearoa to carve everything from their great waka (canoes) to the intricate designs found in their marae (meeting houses).