Hei Toki / Toki Pendant, with faceted front face
pounamu/NZ greenstone, waxed cord, silver
60 x 40 x 5mm
Ag mar22jp #101
Toki/Adze – greenstone/pounamu toki have a spiritual meaning associated with strength, control, determination and focus.
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.
Hei – to suspend or hang ie from a cord to wear.