Large Hei Toki / Toki Pendant with Koru design and faceted front
NZ greenstone/pounamu, waxed cord
97 x 40 x 10mm
W aug21 #Tk-22
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.
The koru is a spiral shape based on the unfurling silver fern frond. It symbolises new life, new beginnings, growth, strength and peace.