NZ Greenstone Toki Pendant - 70mm
NZ Greenstone Toki Pendant.
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.
It is also the mark of the craftsman and artist.
Today when worn around the neck, the toki necklace (or pendant) is said to represent strength because of this distant association with the tribal chief and increased life force of the toki poutangata.
On Wax Slip Knot Cord.