New Zealand Greenstone Lashed Toki Pendant
A beautiful toki pendant fashioned from New Zealand Greenstone/Pounamu.
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.
Presented in a black presentation jewellery box and hung on an adjustable black nylon cord.
Size: 43mm Long. 25mm wide
About Greenstone: When the first European settlers arrived on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, they found the Maoris were using tough, hard and very besautiful green stone to make war weapons, cutting and carving tools and articles of personal adornment.
The Maori called the stone Pounamu, which liberally translated means Green Stone. The settlers, ignorant of the fact 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.
Proudly made in New Zealand.
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