Pounamu Toki

Pounamu Toki

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A large New Zealand Haast Greenstone Toki 2cm wide and 9cm long approximately, wedge-shaped stone that is bound with black waxed cord.  Packed in a Kete basket.

Genuine New Zealand Pounamu (Greenstone), sourced and hand carved in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Pounamu is of great cultural significance for Maori and is believed to enhance mana (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 wakas (canoes) to the intricate designs found in their marae (meeting house).

Each piece of jewellery varies in exact size and colouration due to them being carved individually and each piece of stone is unique.