Toki on matai stand
kawakawa pounamu (greenstone) on swamp matai stand
112 x 30 x 12mm (toki)
W apr19 gd #AB03
Toki/Adze – greenstone and pounamu toki have a spiritual meaning associated with strength (mana). Before toki became ornamental they were an everyday tool (adze) used in cutting and digging. They were also lashed into expertly carved wooden shafts and wielded by powerful Maori chiefs during religious ceremonies.