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NZ Greenstone Totoweka Toki Pendant - 98mm


NZ Greenstone Totoweka Toki Pendant.

The name Totoweka, comes from toto meaning blood and weka meaning a native bush hen or weka blood.

This piece has been crafted out of New Zealand Pounamu stone from the West Coast of the South Island.

This design represents the Toki or Adze ("adz" in American English) which was used to carve the great canoes and also to cut and work timber for the fortresses or Pahs in which the Maori lived. 

It was such an important tool in Maori life that it became regarded as a symbol of power, authority and good character. 

This piece has been finished off with an adjustable black waxed cord.

Size 98 x 25mm.