NZ Greenstone Toki Koru Pendant - 75mm
NZ Greenstone Toki Koru 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.
Genuine West Coast Greenstone – Kawakawa.
A dark rich green with varying intermediate shades, named after the leaf of the Kawakawa.
It is the main type used in gem purposes.
We photograph each piece but a slight colour variation may occur.