Greenstone Toki pendant with blue cord
pounamu/greenstone, waxed cord
63 x 28 x 10mm
W dec19 #TS-13
Toki/Adze – greenstone/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.