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The Greenstone Shop

NZ GREENSTONE XLARGE TOKI WITH KORU PENDANT (J887) HAPOPO POUNAMU

$420.00

Beautifully coloured Hapopo Pounamu Toki with Koru. Carved by Dean Taylor.

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 skillfully 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 symbolizes an unfurling fern frond, full of new life and fresh beginnings. Being open to infinite possibilities

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.

Measurements:

101 mm length

37 mm width

7 mm thickness

Comes with an adjustable cord and a jute drawstring bag.

This will be the exact piece you will receive in the photos, there may be a slight degree of colour variation based on different computer or mobile phone screen resolutions that you are viewing from.

BEHIND TOKI

Traditionally, Toki was used by Māori to cut and work timber for 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 Māori elders and Chiefs to signify leadership qualities.

May the Toki bring the wearer strength, courage and inspiration on their journey in life.

I was blown away by the service, quality and affordability. Louise was very helpful and accommodating and Dean is a great carver, clearly plenty of skill and pride goes into his work. Would highly recommend!

Jon Gordan

HEIRLOOM GUARANTEE

Your Pounamu should last you a lifetime - and more. Pounamu is said to increase in mana as it is passed on through generations. We guarantee that any Greenstone Shop piece will survive to become an heirloom piece, spreading its mana throughout your whanau if it is well cared for, loved and respected.

NZ GREENSTONE XLARGE TOKI WITH KORU PENDANT (J887) HAPOPO POUNAMU

$420.00