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Lashed Marsden Flower Greenstone Toki Pendant by Moreton Jewellery

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Lashed Marsden Flower Greenstone Toki Pendant by Moreton Jewellery

A beautiful piece of Marsden Flower Greenstone greenstone from the south island of New Zealand.

This pendant is in the style of a Toki of the Maori Adze, or Toki Pou Tangata. Traditionally the Maori Adze was used as a large chisel to tool used for smoothing rough-cut wood in hand woodworking, however in wartimes the adze or toki are known to have been used by Maori warriors. The Maori also attribute the spiritual meaning of Strength and Power to the Toki.

This Toki is a one off unique piece and will not be available again.

This pendant is carved from a beautiful pale Marsden Flower Jade, the piece of Marsden greenstone has fantastic colours and gradients from yellow to dark green. It has a matte satin finish.

New Zealand greenstone
When the first white settlers arrived on the West Coast of the South Islands of New Zealand they found that the maoris were using tough, hard and very beautiful green stone to make war weapons, cutting and carving tools and articles for personal adornment.

The Maori called the stone Pounamu, which liberally translated means Green Stone, The settlers ignorant of the fact that the stone was in fact nephrite Jade, put the two words together and gave it the distinctive name - Greenstone and it is still known in New Zealand by this name.

Deane Moreton

With over 40 years experience in sourcing and handcrafting New Zealand Greenstone, Deane Moreton of Moreton Jewellery is one of New Zealand's leading experts.

The piece measures 74mm (2.9 inches) long by 20mm (0.8 inches) wide. It comes lashed on a black adjustable cord, attractive Kete pouch and meaning card.

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Marsden Greenstone Toki Pendant Takaka Marsden Toki Side Takaka Marsden Toki Front of Marsden Greenstone Toki Pendant Back of Marsden Greenstone Toki Pendant Marsden Greenstone Toki Pendant with Kete Pouch Marsden Greenstone Toki Pendant with Kete Pouch Marsden Greenstone Toki Pendant with Kete Pouch



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Category : Greenstone / Jade Pendants
Category : Adze (Toki) Pendants
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