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The Greenstone Shop

NZ PAKOHE ARGILLITE XLARGE TOKI (E040)

$320.00

Stunning Toki carved in a simple style. 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 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.

Pakohe or NZ Argillite is a sediment stone, a play of shadow and light and comes in a range of colours from black, green, grey and blues and was commonly used to make tools from. It is said to enhance the ability to see all things as sacred and creates interconnectedness between body and spirit. Strengthens the link to ones ancestors.

Measurements:

117 mm length

40 mm width

13 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 POUNAMU

Pounamu is so much more than a stone. It holds Wairua (spiritual essence) through its association with the land and its beauty. Each piece lends strength and well-being to the wearer, making it a true gift from the heart. Over time, Pounamu absorbs its owners' natural oils and takes on a beautiful lustre. It is then that the stone's essence becomes one with your own and the stone has truly chosen you.

We love the Pounamu we purchased from these guys and really appreciate how they replaced the cord for us a year later.

Melissa Watts

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 PAKOHE ARGILLITE XLARGE TOKI (E040)

$320.00