New Zealand Pounamu Toki with Koru Detail

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New Zealand Pounamu

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New Zealand Pounamu

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$278.00 NZD $278.00 NZD
SKU:
JJKOTO278P-16
Toki / Adze

Toki / Adze

When worn around the neck, the Toki represents courage, and with courage comes strength and power. It is said the toki takes on the mauri or life force of the wearer, and this essence is passed from generation to generation.

POUNamu toki

Traditionally, the toki or adze was expertly lashed to carved wooden shafts and wielded as tools and ceremonial objects by Māori.

A symbol of strength

Māori were skilful woodworkers and one of the main tools they used to construct whare (houses), waka (canoes), and for carving elaborate surface designs was toki (adze). Toki crafted from pounamu were particularly prized for the stone’s strength and ability to retain a very hard, sharp cutting edge. The toki design carries with it deep symbolism associated with mana, reverence, wisdom and ability.

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Our Packaging

Our Packaging

We consider every element we use, when packing your piece. From sustainable materials to meaningful details such as artist profile cards. We offer a Premium Gift Wrapping service, available at the checkout.

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The time-consuming process of

Carving pounamu toki

Carving toki by hand is a labour of love, that requires several steps. Firstly the stone is slabbed and graded. Hereafter every step is done meticulously by hand; straight lines are drawn as close as possible to ensure no stone is wasted, before being cut individually. Then the hard work by hand begins, sanding and shaping the stone before it's skilfully bound. The carver will treat each piece with reverence and respect, taking care that every one is finished to the highest standard.

TEN REASONS TO GIFT

Why choose Pounamu?

If you're looking for a reason to buy something meaningful, and haven't quite made your mind up yet, read our top 10 reasons to gift. From supporting local artists, to the deep meaning associated to the stone.

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Our promise

Hand carved

Hand carved

Smooth lines, soft finishes, no scratches and no cuts.

Sustainable packaging

Sustainable packaging

Wherever possible we use sustainable packaging.

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Gift wrapping

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What our customers are saying

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  • JG
    Jessica G.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Dec 11, 2022
    Superb

    Beautiful, you can feel all the ancestral energy of nature and of New Zealand

  • NJ
    Neil J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Mar 28, 2024
    Tiki with Koru detail

    Love it! Beautiful piece, I will treasure

  • BS
    Bruce S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Jun 16, 2023
    Workmanship

    Amazing work from talented people. Will definitely be purchasing more.

  • GA
    Gary A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Jun 1, 2023
    Stunning product

    Absolutely stunning work of art

  • DM
    Dave M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    May 6, 2023
    Brilliant

    Absolutely love the piece. Great quality and I hope to pass it on to my son.

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