Hei Toki / Toki pendant
greenstone/pounamu (inanga) , waxed cord, bone clasp
74 x 29 x 5mm
As jul22 #KT-102
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 i.e from a cord to wear.