LG TOKI WITH KORU - ADZE - Flower Jade Pounamu - G537
Beautifully Marsden Flower Jade Pounamu Toki with 2 Koru carved into the sides. Carved locally.
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 Koru symbolises an unfurling fern frond, full of new life and fresh beginnings. Being open to infinite possibilities.There is a strong sense of tranquillity and spirituality that comes with this design. It is a nurturing symbol and is often carved with multiple korus to represent loving relationships.
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.