Greenstone Toki with stand
Marsden flower jade/pounamu
170 x 40 x 15mm (toki)
Marsden flower jade comes from the Marsden Area of the South Island of New Zealand/Aotearoa.
Toki/Adze – pounamu/greenstone toki have a spiritual meaning associated with mana (strength).
Before toki became ornamental they were an everyday tool (adze) used in cutting and digging. They were also lashed onto expertly carved wooden shafts and wielded by powerful Maori chiefs during religious ceremonies.