MED TOKI WITH TEKOTEKO - ADZE - Flower Jade Pounamu - G414
Beautifully Marsden Flower Jade Pounamu Toki with Tekoteko face carved into the side. Carved by Glen Surgenor.
Traditionally Toki was used by Maori to cut and work timber for the meeting houses and carvings. Because of the determination, control and strength required to skilfully use the Toki it became a symbol of ability, power and authority. Ceremonial Toki were traditionally worn by Maori elders and Chiefs to signify leadership qualities. May this Toki bring the wearer strength, courage and inspiration on their journey in life.
The Tekoteko is a symbol of the Ancestors. It is also said to bring the wearer wisdom of those that have gone before you and to give protection.
Pounamu or Greenstone is regarded as a stone sacred to the gods by the Maori of New Zealand. As a Taonga -meaning treasured, and it should be worn with respect and pride. Pounamu is a gift from the heart.